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traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries can be extremely serious and have life-altering implications. For someone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, in addition to the obvious physical and emotional consequences, there is also often a huge financial impact. This financial impact may affect more than just the victim who suffered a traumatic brain injury. It may also affect the victim’s family if the victim is no longer able to provide for them financially.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury that you believe to have been the fault of someone else, contact California traumatic brain injury attorney Johann Hall today. With years of experience handling cases with severe brain injuries, he is familiar with the consequences that these injuries have on those affected by them. As an attorney who understands the fiscal impact of a traumatic brain injury, attorney Johann Hall is ready to fight for your legal rights.

How Are Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused?

Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by any number of ways. One of the more common ways a person can suffer a brain injury is when an object suddenly and violently strikes a person’s head. Another way this type of brain injury can occur is if a person is struck in the head with a hard object.

Some ways that traumatic brain injuries can occur and allow for the victim to obtain compensation for their injuries include car or truck accidents, sports injuries in certain circumstances, and due to a battery committed by a perpetrator. While batteries often result in criminal charges, a person who suffered an injury due to a battery has the option of bringing a civil case to sue for damages they suffered as a result.

How Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Affect the Victim?

The victim of a serious traumatic brain injury may be affected by the injury in many different ways. They often suffer serious injuries to their brain which can affect their speech and cognitive thinking, as well as cause sensory and motor defects that can be temporary or permanent. They may also have physical implications, such as falling into a coma, losing balance and coordination, experiencing seizures, and having difficulty performing everyday tasks such as dressing or bathing.

A traumatic brain injury victim may also suffer socially, as the damage to the brain in certain areas can make it difficult for them to interact socially with others as they once were able to, since it is possible to lose the ability to process social cues as they were able to before. A victim of this type of injury may also behavioral and psychological changes, such as anxiety and depression which can impact their everyday life.

The Lasting Financial Impact of a Traumatic Brain Injury

One of the major lasting impacts a traumatic brain injury can have on the victim is a serious financial change to that person’s life. Depending on the seriousness of the traumatic brain injury, the victim may no longer be able to work again. If his or her family depended on the victim to provide for them financially, the entire family would be affected by this sudden change.

Even if the victim is able to return to the workforce, they may be unable to work the same type of job that they did before. Often, a traumatic brain injury affects a person’s coordination and cognitive skills, which tend to be a big part of most jobs.

Another way the victim of a traumatic brain injury and his or her family may suffer financially due to the injury is that there are often significant medical bills associated with treatment for brain injuries. Even brain injuries that are not severe enough to leave someone in a coma or cause a reduction in cognitive function can be extremely costly to the victim and his or her family. Treatment for a traumatic brain injury often includes surgery and a hospital stay, as well as physical therapy as needed to recover to the maximum extent possible. These bills can add up very quickly, and even with health insurance, the fiscal impact of these bills can be almost impossible for a family to manage.

Due to the serious fiscal impact a traumatic brain injury may have on the victim and his or her family, it is important to hire an experienced brain injury attorney to fight for compensation for your bills and lost future wages, as well as compensation for pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another party, contact attorney Johann Hall right away at (707) 360-8717 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation for your potential case.