LONG-TERM DAMAGES FROM A BRAIN INJURYLast updated on: October 13, 2022
While a less severe injury like a twisted ankle or sprained muscle can be easily treated and dealt with at a workplace, more severe injuries like traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have lifelong effects and most certainly require a lawyer to help when seeking compensation. If you have suffered a brain injury stemming from an accident caused by another person, then you may be able to work with experienced brain injury lawyers to seek compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, contact the brain injury law group specialists at Zinda Law Group at (888) 912-5366 for a free consultation.
What Are The Signs Of A Traumatic Brain Injury?
Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries may include any of the signs and symptoms listed below for a mild injury. Severe injuries, however, often include a multitude of these signs. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice that you or a loved one is showing any of these signs or symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness for several minutes or hours
- Persistent or worsening headache
- Repeated vomiting
- Dilation in one or both pupils
- Numbness in fingers and toes
- Loss of coordination
Cognitive Or Mental Symptoms
- Profound confusion
- Agitation or combativeness
- Slurred speech
Traumatic brain injuries can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. If left untreated, moderate or serious traumatic brain injuries can lead to more severe medical complications, such as bleeding or even death. If you have received a concerning blow to the head, it is in your best interest to seek immediate medical attention; a medical professional will be able run tests and determine what treatment is best for you moving forward.
Compensation Following A Traumatic Brain Injury
If your traumatic brain injury occurred due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person, company, or entity, you may be entitled to a certain amount of compensation.
This number is highly variable, however, and will depend on many different factors. Examples of the different types of things that will determine your award amount include:
The Extent Of Your Injuries
The severity and extent of your injuries are extremely important factors when determining damages in a personal injury claim.
For example, someone with a severe traumatic brain injury may be eligible for a higher compensation amount than someone with a minor traumatic brain injury.
Disruption To The Victim’s Life
A second factor that must be taken into account is the extent to which the injury has disrupted the victim’s life.
For instance, if you suffered a slight headache and had to sit down for ten minutes, you may not be entitled to much, if any, compensation.
However, if your traumatic brain injury has resulted in permanent disability, which makes it difficult or impossible to work or enjoy the same activities you did before the accident, you may be eligible to receive a significant amount of compensation for your losses.
Fault Of The Parties
Liability is an extremely important issue to tackle first when dealing with compensation. If, for example, it has been determined that you are actually at fault for your own injuries, you may not be entitled to any compensation at all.
If you believe you may have at least been partially at fault for the accident or injury, you must discuss every detail with your attorney from the onset.
The amount of compensation you may receive depends on many different factors, as seen above. If you have been injured and are unsure of whether or not you should receive compensation, contact an experienced personal injury attorney near you as soon as possible. At Zinda Law Group, our attorneys can discuss your potential case, for free, during your initial consultation.
Causes Of Traumatic Brain Injury
There are many different ways in which a traumatic brain injury may happen. A traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force injures the brain; for example, when an object pierces the skull, when the body is shaken, or when the person’s head is hit. When your injuries are a result of another’s negligence or intentional actions, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against that individual to collect damages for your resulting injuries.
Below are examples of different causes of traumatic brain injuries:
- Motor vehicle crashes and traffic-related accidents
- Playing football
- Playground activities
If you were involved in an accident and are suffering from a traumatic brain injury, contact Zinda Law Group today. We have helped countless individuals nationwide get their lives back on track after suffering from head and brain injuries, and we may be able to help you too. Call our team today to discuss your unique situation and to schedule your free consultation.
Can Head Injuries Cause Problems Years Later?
Head injuries can be particularly devastating because the complications that they bring may last a lifetime. They may require extensive care or numerous surgeries. Some of the potential complications of head injuries may include:
There are varying types and degrees of altered consciousness that a victim of a traumatic brain injury may experience. On the extreme end, an accident victim could be put into a permanent coma, which would mean a complete loss of consciousness. This state could be permanent in the worst of circumstances. On the other end of the spectrum, a TBI victim may find themselves in a state of minimal consciousness, in which they have some reduced ability to perceive and respond to external stimuli.
Some of the physical complications from a TBI include a persistent or worsening headache, vomiting, convulsions, and loss of feeling or coordination in your limbs. This loss of coordination can make it much more difficult to move around and may necessitate the use of an aid like a wheelchair.
TBI victims may not have the ability to communicate at all, or they may have great difficulty with communicating. Either way, these difficulties will clearly have a major impact on a victim’s quality of life.
Another potential complication is that a victim may experience intellectual problems. Again, these may range from very minor issues to major problems that make once simple tasks seem very complicated or even impossible.
Living With A Brain Injury
A brain injury can affect, quite literally, every aspect of a person’s life. In many cases, the issues that victim’s experience are invisible to others, which can make it more difficult to get help. When you experience a TBI, you will likely be required to make many changes to the way you live your life, which can also change the relationships that you have with your friends and family. A lawyer who has experience working with TBI cases may be able to help you seek fair compensation for all of these changes.
When Should I Contact A Lawyer?
Right away! At Zinda Law Group, our experienced brain injury lawyers have helped accident victims seek any compensation they may be entitled to as a result of suffering a brain injury. Our skilled team may help you calculate the damages you have suffered after your accident as well as evaluating any future damages you may incur, generally for the cost of future medical treatment.
Your lawyer from Zinda Law Group may help you seek compensation from the at-fault party who caused your accident, as well as the other party’s employer, and any other party who may be liable for your injuries.
Call (888) 720-3383 today for a free consultation with one of our brain injury lawyers. You will not pay anything unless we can win your case. That’s our No Win, No Fee Guarantee. Check out our blog for more helpful resources.