July 21, 2024

Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury is more than just a bump on the head. These injuries can lead to long-term damage that impacts every aspect of your life. You may be suffering for months, years, or a lifetime after a traumatic brain injury. 

But what long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury can you expect? Knowing these effects can help you determine what losses you’ve suffered and what your potential personal injury claim is worth following the incident. Take a look at the impacts below and talk to your NYC lawyer about your options for recovery. 

Cognitive Impairment

The brain is the control center of the body, which means any damage to the brain can disrupt those signals. If you’ve suffered a brain injury, you may notice cognitive changes or worse. 

For example, you may have difficulty focusing or remembering things. Even things you once knew like the back of your hand. You may also suffer the loss of some senses, for example, your hearing, vision, or sense of smell. A brain injury may even cause people to lose the ability to speak.

Financial Impacts

Because the brain is so delicate and complex, a traumatic brain injury will quickly become very expensive during the course of treatment. Even a trip to the hospital for a mild concussion will lead to costly and extensive tests ordered by your physician.

If you suffered a severe brain injury, you may require brain surgery, rehabilitation, and accommodations for your needs following the injury. For example, you may have difficulty taking care of yourself at home, and you may need your home to be outfitted with handrails, ramps, and other resources. 

Luckily, you may be due compensation for the economic losses you suffered because of your brain injury. A trusted NYC brain injury lawyer will help you calculate all the losses you’ve suffered and pursue eligible forms of compensation. 

Pain and Suffering 

But the suffering caused by your brain injury doesn’t stop with the financial costs of your recovery and lost wages. A brain injury is a traumatizing experience, and it can impact your emotional and mental health as well as physical. You may no longer be able to enjoy things you once loved, like sports or certain hobbies, because of your injuries. 

These losses are intangible but are still a valid form of loss that should be included in your personal injury claim. If you’ve suffered from a serious brain injury, you may need legal guidance to calculate your intangible losses, as well as, current and future financial losses so you know exactly how much compensation to pursue. 

Get Compensated for Your Brain Injury 

When you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury in NYC, you may have trouble recovering from the devastating experience. You’re hurt, your mental health has suffered, and the bills are still piling up. You need compensation to help you deal with the long-term effects of your injury. 

Luckily, the expert legal staff at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP will work diligently in pursuit of your rightful compensation so you may focus on your recovery. Call now for free consultations to those seeking legal representation. Reach us by phone at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by completing the online contact form below. 

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