Some injuries can change a person’s life forever. Unfortunately, events that lead to catastrophic or life-changing injuries often come out of nowhere. You or a loved one may have simply been going about your day as you usually do when you suddenly ended up involved in a serious car accident.
That event left your life changed because of the serious injuries that resulted. In fact, you or your loved one may have suffered a blow to the head or a penetrating head injury that lead to a traumatic brain injury. Because the brain is such an important part of the body, an injury could have long-lasting consequences.
Negative effects of a TBI
A number of issues could arise as the result of a TBI, you may experience any of the following repercussions from your own injury or watch a loved one try to work through such issues after his or her injury:
- Difficulty communicating
- Trouble remembering
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Problems with learning
- Coordination problems
- Mood swings
Of course, this list does not show every negative effect that could stem from a TBI. In fact, some people could end up in a coma or completely lose memories and control over certain bodily functions as a result of such a serious injury. Regrettably, a TBI does not only affect the injured person. If your loved one suffered injury, you may have to do more to help care for him or her or pick up any slack in the household that results.
Treating a TBI
The unfortunate reality of a TBI is that some effects can be permanent. On the bright side, some treatments exist that could help injured parties work to regain certain abilities that their injury may have affected. Treatments and rehabilitation can help injured parties address various repercussions, but it does not necessarily mean that they will completely return to the way they were before the injury.
If you suffered a TBI or are caring for a loved one with such an injury, you understand how difficult it can be. You may face a number of personal and financial struggles and wonder how you will move forward. Fortunately, if the injury resulted from a car accident caused by another person, you may have reason to file a personal injury claim against that driver. This type of legal claim could allow you to pursue compensation for damages permitted under Pennsylvania law.