Being suddenly and unexpectedly injured can turn an individual’s life upside-down. For some individuals, such an injury is relatively minor, say cuts and bruises, thereby only affecting them for a few days. Others who suffer broken bones and whiplash may have a more extensive recovery that could last weeks or months. Yet other individuals are dealt serious injuries that reshape the rest of their lives.
Perhaps the most damaging of those harms is traumatic brain injury. Depending on the area of the brain damaged and the severity of the injury, a victim can be affected in different ways. Those who suffer mild traumatic brain injury may suffer some physical symptoms, such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and confusion, but they can also suffer sensory and cognitive damage. A mild traumatic brain injury can cause a sensitivity to light and sound, and it may leave a victim with problems related to his or her mood, memory, and ability to control depression and anxiety.
Those who suffer severe traumatic brain injury can see more extensive damage. Physically speaking, they may suffer from seizures, loss of coordination, continual nausea, and clear fluid drainage from the ears or nose. These individuals might also be subjected to extensive confusion, an inability to speak clearly, and even coma.
Recovering from a traumatic brain injury can take a lot of time and money. Some victims are left only with the hope that they can learn to live with the disability that has been thrust upon them. When these losses were caused by the negligence of another, then a personal injury lawsuit may not only allow a victim to recover compensation for his or her damages, but also find accountability, a sense of justice, and closure. Hopefully then he or she can focus on rehabilitation and reclaiming the life that he or she deserves.