How Can Brain Injuries Impact the Future Earnings of Florida Accident Victims?
Depending on the severity of your collision and injuries, getting hurt in a car accident can affect your short-term day-to-day abilities and overall, long-term quality of life.
For instance, if your arm is broken during a collision with a negligent driver, you may be able to return to work after just a couple of days, even if only in a limited capacity.
If you are involved in a catastrophic accident with a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle or are involved in a motorcycle or pedestrian accident where you are more vulnerable to injuries, you could suffer from a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury that leaves you unable to work and/or enjoy the activities you did before the collision occurred.
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, PA, our Vero Beach brain injury lawyer knows a traumatic brain injury is one of the most significant and life-altering injuries that one can sustain during an accident.
And when they affect your ability to resume your previous earning capacity, we will help you pursue the financial recovery you deserve from the negligent party who caused your significant injuries.
What Are the Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Brain injuries can range from mild concussions to permanent neurological damage that causes long-term side effects that can alter the injury victim’s personality, memory, and cognitive abilities going forward.
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly three million people visit emergency medical centers each year for TBI-related injuries.
Sadly, an estimated 57,000 of those who suffer traumatic brain injuries succumb to their injuries each year, leaving families devastated by the loss of their loved ones.
When our Florida residents survive brain injuries, their recovery can be long and difficult, leaving the injured and their caretaker struggling to readjust.
Some of the most common long-term side effects of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
- Dizziness and/or balance control issues
- Feelings of depression or anxiety
- Lack of focus and concentration
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of motivation or interest in old activities
- Loss of reading and speaking comprehension
- Memory loss and/or the inability to form new memories
- Persistent headaches
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Sensory difficulties, including blurred vision, changes in the ability to smell, ringing in the ears, or an ongoing bad taste in the mouth
- Slurred speech
No two brain injuries are the same and depending on the unique circumstances of how the injury occurred, they could be addressed during ongoing rehabilitation or cause permanent damage.
How Can Traumatic Brain Injuries Keep Me From Working?
Traumatic brain injuries can affect a person’s physical, emotional, behavioral, and mental ability to keep their existing job, maintain employment in the same field, or find a new job that pays as well as their previous income.
Other brain injuries can keep the injured person out of work permanently.
The estimated medical costs, unemployment benefits, and workers’ compensation programs dedicated to those affected by traumatic brain injuries is nearly $77 billion per year throughout the United States.
When brain injuries keep our clients from working or continuing to work in their previous capacity, they can struggle to pay for their basic living costs, let alone expensive medical care, rehabilitation, and ongoing healthcare needs.
At the The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff, our Vero Beach Vero Beach brain injury lawyer work tirelessly to ensure our brain injury clients can seek the proper compensation they deserve for their long-term needs to continue their care while they adjust to life after their accident.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident caused by a negligent party, contact our experienced Indian River County and Vero Beach personal injury attorney at The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff today to discuss the details of your claim by calling (772) 492-8967 to schedule a free consultation to outline your complete medical and financial needs, so you can focus on getting the physical, emotional, and psychological care you deserve.