A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most catastrophic injuries a person can be diagnosed with following a motor vehicle wreck. The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and when it’s damaged, your entire life can be disrupted by your injury.
Thankfully, when someone else is responsible for causing your accident, this party can be brought to justice when you seek compensation through a civil claim. Read on to learn more about the ways a TBI can impact your life, and the damages you may be able to recover in your lawsuit.
The Symptoms and Aftermath of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can manifest in several different ways. Those who are diagnosed with a TBI have been known to experience a variety of indicators such as the following:
- Loss of motor function
- Anxiety and depression
- Difficulty speaking
- Amnesia or trouble forming new memories
- Light sensitivity
- Impulsivity or aggression
- Trouble concentrating
As you can imagine, recovering from a TBI with symptoms like these can be a challenge. Many injury victims will require full-time care from a family member, visiting nurse, or home health care provider, physical and/or occupational therapy, and in some cases, medication or surgical intervention to treat their traumatic brain injury.
For these reasons, the at-fault party should be compelled to repay you for everything they’ve put you through. Your lawyer will ensure that the individual or entity who caused your car crash is brought to justice.
Physical, Financial, and Psychological Damages You Can Recover
In short, there is no loss that you should be responsible for covering when someone else is liable for causing your auto wreck and subsequent injuries. This includes your economic (financial) and non-economic (physical and psychological) damages.
Your financial losses are those that have anything to do with money. This means that any damage to your vehicle, all of your medical bills, treatment, and equipment, loss of income, and damage to your earning capacity, can all be recouped when you file your claim.
In addition to these monetary damages, you may also be deserving of repayment for things such as inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of companionship and love, any scarring or disfigurement you endured, loss of household services and many other types of losses. Your attorney will be responsible for making sure to consider every loss so you can obtain maximum recovery.
Get Help from a Nashville Brain Injury Lawyer
When you’ve suffered brain damage and need help navigating through the personal injury claims process, get help from an experienced Nashville brain injury lawyer at Raybin & Weissman, P.C.
You can learn more about your personal injury attorney, David Weissman, who has the training and knowledge you need to get the most out of your claim. Schedule your free consultation with attorney Weissman by giving our office a call at 615-256-6666 or filling out the online contact form below.