Any number of different types of accidents can leave a Montana resident with a traumatic brain injury, or aTBI. Car accidents are certainly common in Montana and throughout the rest of the country, but so are accidents caused by defective products and participation in sports or recreational activities, for example. Whatever the cause, a traumatic brain injury has the potential to be life-changing for a victim.
Severe or moderate TBIs are usually what people envision when they think about these types of injuries. These levels of TBIs can leave victims unconscious, or even in a coma. Even if a person remains or regains consciousness after this level of TBI, the victim may experience slurred speech, confusion, headaches, nausea, loss of coordination or even seizures—among many other potential symptoms.
“Mild” TBIs are another level of this type of injury, which can come with lessened but still uncomfortable symptoms. Those who suffer a mild TBI might experience fatigue, loss of balance, sensitivity to stimuli and even memory problems. Ultimately, the treatment for any level of TBI will come down to the individual circumstances of the case. Life after a TBI can be a long road of medical treatment and altered lifestyle.
Anyone in Montana who has suffered a TBI due to the recklessness or negligence of another party may be able to take legal action to attempt to recover financial compensation. Each case is different, so those who find themselves in this position will need to get a full evaluation of the facts and applicable law to determine potential next steps.