Brain injuries are some of the least understood ailments, when it comes to the general public. Even though we all understand that brain injuries are a serious and real injury, there is often something about them that is taboo and "other."
Perhaps it is something off-putting about the relationship between our brains and our personhood, the idea that an injury to the brain might make a person not quite themselves. For whatever reason, many people simply choose to not carefully and prudently consider the consequences of a brain injury.
Strangely, this is sometimes even stronger when it comes to relatively mild brain injuries. Since the effects are not completely debilitating, it is normal for some people, even those who should know better, to assume that the injury is somehow not serious, or that you should just "live with it."
The reality of the matter, however, is that even a mild brain injury can lead to serious problems over time, if not treated properly.
If you or someone you love has suffered a mild brain injury, it is crucial that you take the right steps to treat the issue. A brain injury is also just as real an injury as a broken leg, and can legitimately lead to a personal injury claim, under certain circumstances.
Don't put off getting the right help for your injury
A mild traumatic brain injury can have effects that last more than a year. Imagine how many ways a life can fall apart in a year, if you are not able to operate with a clear mind!
Even though the direct effects of a minor TBI may fade inside of that year, the ripple effects may have already done so much damage that it is impossible to recover. At the very least, it may be very difficult.
You may experience an inability to think clearly or remember things. You may also experience problems with speaking clearly, or find yourself misunderstanding simple conversations. You may encounter seemingly unjustified mood swings or personality changes.
In some cases, you may have very practical symptoms like severe headaches or even seizures.
All of these symptoms can add up to devastation in your personal and professional life.
Few people would argue that a factory worker who breaks a leg should not receive compensation for his or her lost wages or for ongoing disability. It is literally the same with a traumatic brain injury - it is simply a mostly invisible ailment, and therefore easy to discount.
If you are suffering, do not put off getting the help you need. Furthermore, if your brain suffered an injury in an accident, you may deserve fair compensation, like any other personal injury claim.
Build a strong team for strong results
An experienced and empathetic attorney can help you evaluate your situation and ensure that you receive all the help that you need, while fighting to ensure that you receive any compensation you deserve.
With proper legal guidance, you can confidently explore your legal options and rest assured that your rights remain protected. After all, isn't about time you got back to being yourself?