Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury can drastically alter your life, and a traumatic brain injury may have a noticeable effect on your personality. You may think that the insurance company will deliver the fair, full compensation you need, so long as you play by their rules and cooperate. In reality, recovering compensation can be much more difficult.
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Traumatic Brain Injury
An individual can suffer a traumatic brain injury without showing many outward signs of physical trauma. If someone hits their head on the steering wheel in a car accident, it may only leave a bruise, but there could be underlying brain damage that causes lifelong impairments. Brain injuries range in severity:
- Mild brain injuries can result in frequent headaches, dizziness and some short-term memory loss.
- Moderate brain injuries can affect the victim’s personality, leading to decreased cognitive abilities, irritability, socially unacceptable behavior and even aggressive outbursts.
- Severe brain injuries can be completely debilitating, causing the affected individual to become unable to live independently or function meaningfully in society.
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury can range in severity from pain, tingling or numbness in the extremities to complete paralysis or, in extreme cases, quadriplegia. Adapting to life with a spinal cord injury takes time. You will likely have to modify your home, your car and many of your habits.
In order to recover full compensation for either a spinal cord or brain injury, your settlement will need to factor in your past medical expenses, projected expenses for continuing care, lost future earnings, the cost of making home alterations to accommodate a disability, lost enjoyment of life and much more.
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