A traumatic brain injury can have a profound effect on a person’s life, causing them to lose the ability to work and maintain their previous quality of life. If their injury was caused by an accident, there is an option to seek compensation from the person who injured them.
Traumatic brain injuries occur when an external force hits the victim’s head and there are several situations where this can occur. One of the most common situations is where a motor vehicle accident causes the victim to hit the steering wheel or windshield. Pedestrians can also be struck by a vehicle.
Victims can be injured in a motorcycle accident, if they slip on wet or uneven surfaces or if they fall off a ladder or stairs and injure their head. In the workplace, an accident involving debris or other falling objects can also cause them to be hurt.
If the victim is physically attacked and is hit in the head, the impact can cause a traumatic brain injury or if the victim is involved in high-impact sports that can lead to head injuries.
Quality of life
Traumatic brain injuries can cause memory loss, both short-term and long-term, attention issues, and concentration problems. Your loved one may lose their balance and coordination, have difficulty communicating, and may not be able to participate in social activities.
The victim may no longer be able to perform tasks of daily living, like dressing, bathing or feeding themselves. This loss of function can lead to anxiety, depression and irritability as well.
It may be necessary to seek compensation to offset the costs of their ongoing care.