The long-term effects of brain injuries include cognitive issues (such as memory loss) and coordination disorders (such as loss of motor skills). Patients can have sensory problems, behavioral issues, physical side effects, etc., that interfere with their daily functioning. Moreover, head injuries can devolve and cause additional issues like disability, undermining the psychological and functional recovery of the patient.
If you suffer from the long-term effects of a brain injury, learn whether you can fully recover and how our lawyers can help you when pursuing compensatory damages.
What Are the Long-term Effects of a Brain Injury?
Three kinds of brain injuries are mild, moderate, and severe. The enduring effects of this damage depend on the type of brain injury you’re diagnosed with. Mild cases like concussions don’t exhibit any severe signs, and they can resolve within days.
Severe cases, in contrast, can pave the way for degenerative brain ailments like Alzheimer’s. Mental and physical disabilities are common when patients don’t respond favorably to treatment protocols.
Some of the permanent motor deficits associated with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) include the following:
- Paralysis (partial or total)
- Loss of fine motor skills
- Improper gait
- Memory impairment
- Eyesight problems
- Uncontrolled movement, e.g., jerking limbs
- Speech problems
- Inability to swallow
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Can I Fully Recover From a TBI?
Yes. Victims of traumatic brain injuries can recover and resume normal life activities. This outcome depends on many factors, like the severity of TBI and the patient’s age. At the onset, the patient may drift in and out of consciousness as their healthy brain tissue recovers.
Patients can be mildly conscious, in a coma, or in a vegetative state for several days or weeks. Those awake may suffer from post-traumatic amnesia, struggling to recall events and people. Concentration problems are common, which can aggravate the patient and heighten their anxiety.
Sleep disturbances may ensue, exacerbating other symptoms. Behavioral changes are expected, and things may get better with time. Patients who make great strides within the first six months can attain full recovery, while others make slight improvements over time. All patients must maintain a healthy brain by refraining from alcohol and illicit drugs.
Should I Contact a Lawyer After Sustaining a Brain Injury?
Yes. Since brain injuries come with many aftereffects that can impact your life, seek legal guidance to pursue a brain injury claim as soon as possible. The responsible entity must be held accountable for harming you, not to mention the substantial medical bills you will accrue. As a patient, you may recover and yet experience additional symptoms like seizures down the line, and these aftereffects undermine your quality of life.
Darryl “The Hammer” Isaacs will build a strong case and defend your rights to get maximum compensation. Having our legal team by your side increases your chances of winning in a TBI case. We’ll investigate to understand how the injury occurred and who’s liable. Some cases are complex and can involve multiple liable entities, all of whom must compensate you.
What Compensation Can I Get in a TBI Case?
The availability of insurance, the extent of coverage, and the severity of your TBI will influence how much you can recover. Severe TBI signs like locked-in syndrome and brain death generally attract higher settlement figures than cases of mild TBI.
Our lawyer will work with TBI experts to pursue some of the following damages:
- Lost income and future earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Wrongful death, covering funeral and burial costs, lost income, grief, etc.
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What’s the Time Limit for Making a TBI Claim?
There are statutes of limitations for filing personal injury claims like TBI injury, and any delays bar you from pursuing legal action against the liable party. Usually, victims have up to two years to file lawsuits.
If the victim was under 18 when the injury occurred, this time limit begins when they attain legal age.
Contact Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers to Learn More
Are you grappling with the effects of a severe TBI? Our team can gather evidence and file a personal injury case per the state laws on your behalf. Since brain injuries can result from car accidents, falling from a high ground, a blow to the head, violent attacks, contact sports, etc., victims of this trauma need a proper assessment of their brain function to determine the extent of the damage.
We’ll help you pursue the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred since the incident, so you don’t suffer financial ruin from this ordeal. Get a free case review to learn more about brain injury cases.