Sometimes, the most painful and traumatizing losses are those that are hardest to prove. A brain injury can affect every facet of a person’s life. Often, the manifestation of brain injury is delayed. The results are not immediately apparent. Injuries to the brain can have extreme and lasting effects, some of which can’t be fully ascertained until much time has passed. Brain injuries can impair physical, cognitive, social, and emotional functioning. Treating a brain injury can be expensive, exhausting, and uncertain. Treating the brain is not an exact science, and the extent of the injury can take years to discern. One of the most important parts of our body is also the most fragile and must be treated with the utmost care and concern when wounded.
Aren’t sure if you’ve been the victim of a brain injury? Some symptoms indicating that a brain injury has occurred include:
- Impairment of problem solving skills
- Irrationality and/or confusion
- Irregular and severe vision problems
- Memory Loss
- Unexplained emotional changes (depression, anxiety, irritability)
- Variance in personality
The causes of a brain injury aren’t limited to high impact collisions or other accidents involving the head. Sometimes, injury to the brain can occur after prolonged exposure to certain chemicals or defective products. Not every brain injury can be prevented, but you can prevent more unnecessary suffering.
People with brain injuries often find it extremely difficult to deal with insurance companies. The lawyers at Taylor & Blair have experience getting brain injured clients what they’re entitled to.