Brain Injury and Permanent Disability
By Saunders Law Group on December 11, 2017
Accidents that cause brain injury and permanent disability present special personal and legal challenges. These life-altering injuries impact not only the victim, but also their entire family and support system. The disability may be a permanent loss of memory or cognitive impairment.
A traumatic brain injury forever changes life plans and may require lifelong treatment. Victims of accidents in which a traumatic brain injury has resulted in a permanent disability are entitled to damages that cover the cost of ongoing care or the inability to work.
To receive entitled compensation after a brain injury that causes permanent disability, it is important to seek the guidance of a skilled attorney. The attorneys at the Saunders Law Group, serving Bartow, FL and Lakeland, FL, have experience in these types of cases.
What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is an injury that is the result of head being hit against another object or blunt force trauma to the head and neck area during an accident. This might result from a head-on car collision, from being ejected from a moving vehicle, or being struck by a moving object.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries are specific to the person injured, but may cause:
- Loss of memory that persists for a period of time after the accident has taken place, without signs of improvement
- Loss of consciousness
- Dilated pupils
- Numbing of the fingers or toes
After receiving the medical treatment needed for the injury, your next step should be to contact a qualified personal injury attorney to explore options for reimbursement and compensation.
Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury
Recovering from a traumatic brain injury requires a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. In the weeks and maybe even the months after the accident, a person may become forgetful and agitated. This can be due to the swelling in the brain, and symptoms will vary as the swelling decreases.
Victims of traumatic brain injury require close medical monitoring, and this is best done in a hospital setting. Thereafter, rehabilitative services are often needed to retrain the brain.
Unfortunately in many cases the injuries are permanent and victims may suffer from short-term memory loss for the rest of their lives. Stroke like symptoms such as slurring speech may also persist for some time, requiring a victim to participate in speech therapy. The costs associated with this type of treatment are high, and should be covered by the party responsible for causing the injury.
Who to Ask for Help with a Brain Injury and Permanent Disability
Permanent disability cases require focusing on what has been lost in the present, but also the lifelong impact the injury has on the victim. Compensation is appropriate for immediate and long-term needs. The attorneys at the Saunders Law Group have experience obtaining the maximum recovery in cases involving brain injuries and permanent disabilities. Our approach is tailored to the individual needs of our clients, so you get the help you need. Contact us online or call our office at (863) 533-6200.
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