A traumatic brain injury is considered a catastrophic injury and usually requires very extensive medical care. Typically, the victim will miss work or need to be retrained for a new career depending on the severity of the situation. In extreme cases, the injured person may not be able to work at all. Traumatic brain injuries can be extremely challenging because it can take a long time to determine if the injured person has a temporary or permanent disability and the extent to which the disability will alter the person’s life. Additionally, any type of brain injury can result in other challenges such as depression or PTSD.
All of these factors must be considered in preparing a personal injury case where the victim sustained a head injury. It is critical that an injured person seek only qualified medical care where the injury and recovery can be accurately documented. Your attorney will also need to be in regular contact with those medical professionals to keep apprised of any changes so that a request for compensation reflects the care you will need today and into the future.