A traumatic brain injury may happen if a Florida resident suffers a blow to their head or a penetration injury that affects their brain. Though they may range from mild to severe, traumatic brain injuries can happen when negligence-based accidents occur. Car accidents, slips and falls, consumer product hazards and a myriad of other sources of injury can result in traumatic brain injuries.
A traumatic brain injury can affect many of the operations of a victim's bodily system. While pain may be an immediate issue that a victim must cope with, other cognitive, sensory and motor-based functions may also be compromised. In terms of cognitive function, a victim with a traumatic brain injury may experience memory problems, mood swings and even changes in their levels of depression.
When a traumatic brain injury occurs, a victim may lose consciousness, become sensitive to sound and light, have trouble sleeping, have trouble maintaining their balance and experience nausea. For some, the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries improve over time. Unfortunately, not all victims experience full recoveries and some must live with the symptoms of their injuries for the rest of their lives.
Long-term care may be required for traumatic brain injury victims who are significantly or permanently affected by their harm. The costs of this can be extensive, and to meet their own accident-related needs victims may fall into financial crises. When traumatic brain injuries and other serious injuries result from negligence-based accidents that occurred when the responsible party breached their duty of care, victims may have the right to sue for the recovery of their damages. This post does not offer any medical or legal advice to its readers so independent counsel should be sought by those who are considering litigation based on traumatic brain injuries.