If you suffer a traumatic brain injury, or a TBI, you could find yourself facing serious ramifications for a long time. This isn’t like some other injuries, which tend to heal relatively quickly. You can come back from a torn ACL in a matter of months, for instance, and you may be able to get a cast off of a broken arm in a matter of weeks. But a traumatic brain injury could last for years or for the rest of your life.
One of the reasons that this happens is because your brain can’t always regenerate and renew the neural cells. This means that a traumatic brain injury that is severe enough to cause cell death can’t simply be fixed. What types of symptoms may you be dealing with and how can you seek compensation?
One of the main symptoms is memory loss, and you may not remember the event in which you were injured. But you could also struggle to create new memories, which can make it difficult to be a parent, to be in a marital relationship or even to continue your career.
In some cases, skills that you had before are just reduced. This is common with language skills, for instance. You may still be able to talk, but it may be harder for you to find the right words. You could also have balance problems or mobility issues. They may not entirely make it impossible for you to move on your own, but your body doesn’t respond like it once did.
Seizures and headaches
One thing that is often concerning is for people to have to live with the threat of a future seizure or the onset of a migraine or a serious headache. But, since the brain can’t always perfectly heal, this could still continue long after the accident.
These are just a few examples of long-term issues that you can face, but you can see how they can take a toll on your life. They can be very expensive to treat and you could lose a lot of wages if you can’t work. Make sure that you know how to seek financial compensation from the party responsible.