In many instances, catastrophic car accidents and other heavy head trauma can result in debilitating brain injury. Brain injury, which results from a blow or jolt to the head, can disrupt the normal function of the brain.
According to the International Brain Injury Association, brain injury is the most likely injury to result in death or permanent disability. Vehicle crashes, such as truck or car accidents, account for 50 percent of all cases of brain injury in victims under 75. Other causes of brain injury include falls and sports injuries.
Brain injury can be slight or severe, ranging from a concussion to a compressed skull fracture. Disabilities resulting from brain injury depend on several factors, including the severity of the brain injury, the location of the brain injury, and the age and general health of the brain injury victim.
Common disabilities that result from brain injury are problems with cognition (reasoning and memory), communication, behavior, and sensory processing (sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste). In addition, victims of brain injury may develop long-term problems such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Compensation can be awarded to those that suffer from a brain injury.
While victims of minor brain injury frequently make a full recovery, those who suffer a severe brain injury often face permanent disability or death. Many brain injury victims face a long rehabilitation process and may not be able to return to work, causing a serious financial and emotional strain on both the brain injury victim and his or her family. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury Novins, York & Jacobus will help you get the compensation you deserve so you can focus on healing. We will treat you with compassion and respect, and will fight to get you the just compensation you need and deserve.