How a brain injury can impact you and your family

Dec 22, 2019

When a person suffers a major injury, it can have a far-reaching impact on the entire family. For example, when one person has a brain injury, he or she may be unable to work or may need constant care. The person’s medical needs can be extensive and costly, and all of these things can directly and indirectly affect his or her family’s finances and daily needs.

From mild concussions to permanent brain damage, a brain injury will have serious implications. If you or a loved one suffered this type of damage as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you do not have to suffer alone. While it cannot reverse the damage done by a traumatic brain injury, a personal injury claim may help you secure the financial resources necessary to address your needs. 

What does a TBI do?

A TBI can affect a person in various ways. Every case is different, and the consequences can depend on the location of the injury, the force of impact, the health of the person at the time of the incident and more. Some of the temporary or minor effects of a TBI include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

These and other symptoms can fade over time and improve with rest and medical supervision. However, a TBI can result in damage that will never go away. In severe cases, a person may be unable to work, function normally, or live without constant support and care. Some of the more serious potential impacts of a TBI include:

  • Changes in habits
  • Irritability and inability to be around people
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty with concentration
  • Trouble completing tasks

All of these rob victims of a TBI of living a normal life.

Moving forward after a TBI

It’s not easy to pick up the pieces and move forward after suffering from a TBI. You or a loved one may need various types of practical support and help, and at the same time, the medical bills may be piling up. The implications of this type of injury are significant, but you do not have to deal with it on your own. If you don’t know what to do next, you may want to start by reaching out for the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney.