There are a lot of people that consider the brain to be the most important organ in the human body because it not only controls important body functions, it's also responsible for our ability to talk and remember events. Although research has shown that the brain can compensate for small amounts of damage, the same is not true in all cases, especially if the damage is more severe. This can lead to disruptions in how our brains work, leading to challenges few are able to comprehend.
Depending on where the damage happens in the brain, a variety of symptoms can occur including, but not limited to: disruption or loss of the ability to communicate, memory problems, loss of short term or long term memory, depression, personality and emotional changes, and the loss of ability to move. In some cases, damage can be so severe, a person may remain in a persistent vegetative state or never regain consciousness due to coma.
If victims are lucky enough to survive a brain injury, they have a long road to recovery ahead of them. In most cases, a brain injury victim requires extensive medical treatments and even more rehabilitation in order to return to some normality. Even then, there is no promise that a person will ever return to their normal life. A person may even require lifelong assistance doing everything from getting dressed in the morning to going to the doctors.
It's worth pointing out that the cost of a brain injury isn't just determined by the physical price tag attached to it. Brain injuries can take their toll on the individual as well as their family who are oftentimes left worrying about their loved one's quality of life. There is also the concern about returning to work after recovering from a brain injury, which is another promise that cannot be made.
It's for all of these reasons and more that it's important to talk to a lawyer after suffering a brain injury. In some cases, compensation may be owed because of another person's negligence. In the case of wrongful death, grieving family members should also know that they can seek compensation as well. With the help of a lawyer, this is a more likely outcome, especially considering the challenges you could face when trying to get the restitution you deserve.