A serious traumatic brain injury may not be immediately noticeable following a motor vehicle accident or other injury. Traumatic brain injuries can be open or closed head injuries, and can be caused by car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents. Brain injuries can range from mild to severe. Prompt attention and care for a brain injury can be critical to a successful recovery.
Because traumatic brain injuries can be serious and can sometimes be difficult to spot, it is important to be familiar with the symptoms of brain injuries. These include headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, confusion, hearing deficits, ringing in the ears, concussion and seizures, among other symptoms. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to a lifetime of physical, cognitive and emotional deficits, as well as impairments and disability.
Brain injury treatment and rehabilitation can be costly. The injury can lead to time away from work or the inability to work. Victims who have suffered a brain injury in a motorcycle accident because of a negligent driver may wonder how they will pay for the potentially staggering healthcare costs associated with brain injury treatment and how they will make up for their diminished ability to earn a living to support themselves and their families.
As a result, legal options are available to help victims recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional harm they have suffered because of a negligent driver. A personal injury lawsuit can help a victim obtain the compensation they need for their lost income, medical expenses and pain and suffering, and allow the victim to focus more fully on the recovery process.