Modern medicine has come a long way over the past decades, but it still remains a difficult task to treat brain injuries. The brain is the most important organ in your body, without which you would be unable to function on a daily basis. As a result, any accident which results in a brain injury should be carefully examined to ensure that the victim is receiving the appropriate medical treatment. If you or a loved one have received a brain injury as the result of a devastating accident like a car rollover, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Brain injuries as traumatic brain injuries occur when a sudden blow to the head causes damage to the brain, often when a heavy object hits the head. The immediate aftermath of a brain injury may involve confusion, lightheadedness, and dizziness. These initial moments after a brain injury are important for the victim of the brain injury and people surrounding them. Early treatment of a brain injury can help prevent dangerous brain damage from occurring. However, brain injuries may lead to ongoing treatment, taking months or even years to fully recover from. The simplest tasks, such as speaking in complete sentences, may become difficult to complete. The victim’s frustration is often evident from the first days after a severe accident, but is often worsened by the knowledge that a negligent individual caused this type of damage.
Brain injuries are often not easy to treat and require weeks, or even months of rehabilitation to even get back to simple daily functions. It is this length of time in the recovery process which should be carefully considered when making a claim for damages. Brain injuries are vastly different from injuries such as broken bones or burn injuries in an accident. You can still continue your life in a somewhat similar manner after a broken arm. However, a brain injury can result in a complete lifestyle change for you and your family. You may be unable to do the most basic functions such as holding a conversation, or you may require months of rehabilitation to learn how to walk again. A claim for damages after a brain injury should include the following:
Your family is also entitled to bring a claim for damages based on the loss of your ability to interact with them on a daily basis, which often takes into account your ability to financially provide for them. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in calculating out the amount of damages.
If you or a loved one have received a brain injury after a tragic accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Sadler & Sadler. Our attorneys have assisted many clients with their brain injury claims after a severe accident. It is important to keep in mind that these types of injuries are not your fault, and you should not be forced to cover the tremendous expense that often follows these injuries. You should focus solely on your recovery during this time, and let our attorneys handle the claims process. Contact our San Antonio office today and we will begin putting together your claim so you do not have to cover these expenses.