Traumatic brain injuries - also known as TBIs - are some of the most catastrophic injuries that a person can suffer in an accident of any kind. Typically, these types of serious injuries occur in vehicle collisions, such as truck or motorcycle accidents. But, the injury can occur in other circumstances as well. What they all have in common is that suffering such an injury can leave a New Mexico resident changed for life.
So, what does life look like after a person suffers a TBI? Well, there could be any number of symptoms and consequences. It is obvious to anyone that the brain is the most important part of a person's body. Damage to the brain usually leads to consequences in other parts of the body, as well as a person's emotional and mental state.
For starters, a person who suffers a TBI may experience frequent headaches, nausea and a loss of balance. Some of the most serious instances of TBI will leave a person with problems speaking, disorientation, mood issues and even memory problems. In the worst of cases, a TBI victim may suffer paralysis, seizures or convulsions or even be left in a coma due to the extent of the damage caused.
In short, suffering from a TBI will likely alter a person's life in the most fundamental of ways. Victims may never be able to return to work, and their relationships with family members and friends may never be the same. Anyone in New Mexico who has suffered a TBI due to another party's recklessness or negligence may be able to pursue financial compensation in a civil lawsuit.