Victims of car accidents and other traumatic incidents in Michigan may suffer from the long-term effects of brain injuries. Brain injuries can happen for a lot of reasons, and they can affect a person’s physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning.
Symptoms of a brain injury
There are many different short-term and long-term symptoms of brain injuries, and each case is different. When a brain injury first occurs, a person may experience things like headaches, confusion, and vision problems. As a brain injury progresses, some people experience personality and mood changes as well as difficulty concentrating and communicating.
There are two types of brain injuries: traumatic and non-traumatic. A lot of personal injury claims involve traumatic brain injuries while some medical malpractice claims involve non-traumatic brain injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries
A traumatic brain injury occurs due to sudden forceful head trauma. Getting hit on the head, falling or being involved in a car accident are all common causes of traumatic brain injuries. People may also suffer from a traumatic brain injury after a violent attack or gunshot wound to the head.
Non-traumatic brain injuries
A non-traumatic incident occurs when a person sustains a brain injury from a medical problem or lack of oxygen. Some of the most common causes of non-traumatic brain injuries include:
Compensation for a brain injury
You may be able to pursue financial compensation for a brain injury if it was caused by another party’s negligence. For example, if you sustained a brain injury in a car accident, you may file a claim against the at-fault driver. Brain injuries can cause long-term loss of employment, so you may be able to claim loss of future income.