Receive Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury

June 28, 2023

By J. Richards McCrae III

A traumatic brain injury, commonly known as a TBI, can alter the course of your life. Depending on the severity of your trauma, you could see lasting problems, and you don’t want to wait to try to receive compensation for a traumatic brain injury. TBI symptoms often linger and can become chronic issues. These include problems with memory, focus, and your capability to work or enjoy daily activities. A TBI can affect your thinking, your emotions, your sleep, and your ability to control your actions.

Regardless of their severity, the symptoms of a TBI aren’t always apparent at the scene of an accident. Even if they are apparent, they often go unnoticed or ignored. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes two categories of traumatic brain injury– Mild TBI and Concussion, and Moderate and Severe TBI. Even a mild concussion could make life difficult and shouldn’t be ignored. A severe TBI can restrict your ability to live independently or be fatal.

A Hidden Culprit
If you’ve been in an accident, you need to seek medical assistance. Even if you feel “fine” after impact, you may be unaware that you’ve suffered a TBI. Some symptoms can stay latent, or hidden, until several days or weeks after your trauma occurs. These latent symptoms may not make themselves known until you’ve already started to get back to normal life. This is why they are often called a “hidden culprit.”

It’s also what can make negotiating a TBI settlement complicated, and why many injured people do not receive the compensation they deserve. It’s important to be aware of TBI symptoms if you’ve been in an accident. Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself if you start to show symptoms, or if they worsen.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
TBI symptoms include:

  • Difficulty with short- or long-term memory
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Changes in sleep habits
  • Social and emotional changes, like feeling easily irritable, anxiety-prone or weepy
  • Headaches, nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dizziness or difficulty balancing
  • Shortened attention span
  • Fatigue and lack of energy

Many of these symptoms can seem like “normal” effects of an accident, but it’s important to take them seriously. Getting advice from medical professionals can make it possible to receive the compensation you deserve.

Get the Help You Need
Whether your trauma is the result of a car accident, workplace injury, or a different circumstance, you could be entitled to receive compensation for a traumatic brain injury. It’s important to work with experienced personal injury attorneys like the Morton & Gettys team to receive what you deserve. We dig deep into the facts of your case and find the best solution for you. Our goal is to get your life back on track.

To speak with a member of our Personal Injury team, call 803-366-HELP.