Regardless of how it happened, a brain injury can be a life-changing event. Since many traumatic brain injuries occur as the result of a person’s negligence or intent, it is important for those who have sustained one of these injuries to understand what their rights are in the aftermath. To learn more about your rights and whether you are entitled to compensation, contact a Compton brain injury attorney.
The Effects of TBI
The symptoms and effects of a traumatic brain injuries can be very diverse and in many cases, hard to detect. For some, the injury may not even be apparent in the moments following the event that caused it and this can make diagnosis and treatment somewhat difficult. The following list includes some of the symptoms and effects that may come with a traumatic brain injury.
- Dizziness and impaired balance
- Moments of confusion
- Impaired motor skills
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Irregular changes in mood
- Problems with memory and concentration
- Slurred speech
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of the pupils in one or both eyes
Living with the aftermath
How a brain injury will affect the life of the individual in the long term will vary depending on a range of different factors. Currently, more than five million Americans need some level of assistance in their everyday life as the result of a traumatic brain injury. Getting this assistance and rehabilitative treatment that can help to reduce the need for assistance can be expensive and many of these individuals do not receive the care that they need.
How a TBI attorney can help
Traumatic brain injuries can require very expensive medical treatment and rehabilitative therapy. One of the hurdles that many individuals face in getting the care that is needed is the high cost of treatment. Along with that, the individual may not be able to resume the career they previously had and this inability to earn an income further prevents them from receiving care. For many of the people that have sustained a brain injury, a personal injury lawyer can help them to recover the compensation that they will need to afford the cost of living and pay for the medical expenses that have come with the injury.
A lawyer that specializes in brain injury law will be the best option for handling one of these cases. Injury claims for TBI can be very complex and it takes an attorney with skills and experience to establish the many points that will be necessary and to properly value the case in order to get fair compensation. An attorney needs to understand the medical issues that are involved and they ways that TBI can affect the individual in the long term.
The Quirk Law Group has a history with brain injury litigation and we have the knowhow and the resources to build a successful claim. Whether the injury was the result of a fall, a car accident or any other type of traumatic event, our Compton brain injury attorneys are ready to handle the claim.