When an accident causes trauma to the head, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be the devastating result. It’s estimated that 50-70 percent of TBIs are actually sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
Many of the individuals who sustain these types of injuries have long roads to recovery. Depending on the extent of the actual damage to the brain, some cases may have much more detrimental and lost-lasting effects.
In most cases of mild TBI, the patient can make a full recovery after weeks or months of medical treatment to heal the trauma caused by the accident. When we say full recovery, what we mean is that these individuals will have the ability to think, walk, talk, and move as they did before the accident.
However, this recovery often requires extensive forms of rehabilitation, including seeing physical therapists to gain the use of their bodies back.
Unfortunately, many who sustain moderate to severe TBIs have irreversible damage to the brain. This can lead to long-term disabilities which may require daily care. The term “disability” in regards to a TBI essentially means the loss of a physical, mental or motor function.
Examples of disabilities and motor deficits that may be caused by moderate or severe TBIs include:
Spasticity (muscle stiffness)
Difficulty moving or carrying objects
Difficulty thinking or remembering
Difficulty forming social relationships
If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident, turn to the dedicated legal team at Fowler Helsel Vogt to help you. We understand that these can be extremely challenging times for you and your family. Our firm offers compassionate and personalized legal representation to help our clients obtain the maximum compensation they need to start rebuilding their lives.
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