CAN A BRAIN INJURY IMPACT THE ENTIRE FAMILY?
Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 7:12 am
Brain injuries are some of the most common types of injuries in personal injury accidents. From falls to traffic accidents and workplace accidents, brain injuries can result from almost any personal injury accident. For an accident victim with a mild head injury, symptoms may go away completely in a few days to a few weeks. However, the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can last years.
Sometimes, the result of a brain injury can be permanent. In these cases, the brain injury impacts the victim and the entire family. Because brain injuries range in severity from mild to traumatic, the impact of a brain injury on the victim and his or her family varies greatly.
How Does A Brain Injury Impact The Family?
Brain injuries can be some of the most difficult accident injuries to diagnose and treat. For example, a closed head injury may not have any outward signs of trauma; however, the damage from a closed head injury can result in permanent disabilities.
Several diagnostic tests (i.e. CT scan, MRI, etc.) help doctors diagnose a brain injury. However, because symptoms of a brain injury may not immediately appear after an accident, some people do not seek immediate medical treatment. Only after symptoms have become persistently worse do they seek treatment. At this point, the brain damage may be irreversible.
Symptoms of a brain injury fall into one of three categories:
Physical Symptoms of Brain Injuries – Vomiting, fatigue, loss of consciousness, headache, sleeping problems, changes in eating habits, nausea, dizziness, loss of coordination, seizures, convulsions, and weakness or numbness in the extremities.
Sensory Symptoms of Brain Injuries – Blurred vision, light sensitivity, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to sound, and changes in ability to smell.
Mental or Cognitive Symptoms of Brain Injuries – Mood swings, changes in mood, depression, concentration problems, coma, slurred speech, confusion, combativeness, and agitation.
Symptoms can interfere with your ability to take care of yourself and your family. In addition to being unable to work, you may be unable to perform household chores, run errands, do carpool, and attend school functions. Your family may need to absorb the tasks that you would perform before the accident.
In addition, your family may need to take care of you depending on the severity of your symptoms. In the case of a traumatic brain injury or severe head trauma, your symptoms may be permanent. You may require ongoing, long-term personal care and medical care.
How Can A Sacramento Brain Injury Attorney Help?
Our Sacramento brain injury attorney can help you find the specialists who can provide the cutting-edge treatment you need to help you recover from a brain injury. We communicate with your doctors and specialists toobtain information for your accident claim.
Our attorneys handle the negotiations with the insurance company for the at-fault party so that you can focus on your recovery and your family. Trying to negotiate a full settlement for your claim can be very frustrating. Therefore, it is better to have someone with experience handle the claim for you. You do not need any added stress to deal with as you try to get back to your life.
Furthermore, the insurance adjuster represents the insurance company, not you. You need someone on your side fighting for your right to recover full compensation for your injury claim.
Call A Sacramento Brain Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident, we want to help. Our law firm represents clients who have a brain injury due to the negligent or reckless acts of another person. You deserve to be compensated for your losses, damages, and injuries for a brain injury.
Call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our Sacramento personal injury lawyers.