Traumatic Brain Injuries FAQ
Am I entitled to compensation if I have received a traumatic brain injury?
Yes, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your traumatic brain injury through a personal injury lawsuit.
What are some of the lasting effects of a traumatic brain injury for which I am due compensation?
The effects of a traumatic brain injury can affect a personâ€™s life and ability to make a living for themselves and their family. These can include fatigue, impairments in speech, language and communication, difficulties in paying attention and impairments in social skills. Brain injuries may also cause trouble with a personâ€™s physical movement and can also result in vision problems or vision loss. Swallowing, reading, and hand and eye coordination can also be affected by a brain injury. A person who has suffered a brain injury may also suffer with mood disorders and seizures.
If I have a traumatic brain injury, shouldnâ€™t my insurance company cover my expenses?
Because symptoms of a brain injury can mimic those of other injuries and sometimes do not become known for days or even months after an accident, your insurance company may try to prove that your problems werenâ€™t caused by the accident in question. Sometimes the full extent of a brain injury is not apparent until the victim tries to return
to work. A lawyer who is educated about brain injury can help to secure a positive outcome in your case.
For what benefits am I entitled if I have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident?
Those who suffer with a traumatic brain injury may require specialized care and therapy. Compensation may be available for loss of income, any needed home modifications, medications, medical treatments, physical therapy and home based care.