After a collision, many people suffer from brain injuries. How your brain injury is going to affect you depends on a number of factors, from how serious the injury is to the kinds of treatments you receive.
The impact on your health may be significant. Sometimes, brain injuries lead to complications with your health. They are thought to increase the risk of:
- Cognitive decline
- Parkinson’s disease
- Endocrine disorders
Brain injuries that are treated within the first 90 minutes following an auto accident may have better outcomes than those with later treatments, but there may still be a lifelong challenge ahead of anyone with these injuries.
As a crash victim, you may have many financial losses as a result of a brain injury. You and your attorney should work out how much money you need to live with a comfortable standard of living and still care for your injuries. Your attorney knows that this injury can have emotional, cognitive and behavioral impacts on your life, so they will fight for you and seek the most compensation possible.
After your injury, you may need to go through therapy, surgery or obtain medical supports to live comfortably. You may end up with a permanent disability that prevents you from working or that requires you to make your home handicap accessible. Your attorney will be there to help you seek the compensation you need to cover all of those losses. You are not alone as a brain injury victim, and there are supports available for you. Our website has more on what you can do to help yourself following a brain injury.