A brain injury suffered in a serious car crash can change your life. You may have lost certain functions, such as being able to speak or remember well. You might have weakness or have become blind because of damage to the brain.
Every brain injury is different, so there is no single treatment plan or outcome that can be expected. This can be difficult for you to deal with as you try to navigate your new life.
After a serious crash that results in a brain injury, you should know that you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver and/or their insurance carrier. How much you receive depends on the care you need and the expected outcome after treatment. It may be a good idea to file the claim as soon as you can but to wait to take a settlement until you know how your injury is expected to affect you in the long term.
Brain injuries can cause personality changes, headaches, weakness, blindness, trouble with speech and many other issues that may require occupational therapy, physical therapy, medication or other treatments. You should work closely with your medical team to decide on a treatment plan. Stick to it, because showing that you’re sticking with your medical provider’s treatment will also help your personal injury claim.
Any time a driver strikes another person because of distractions, being under the influence or other causes, it’s important that they are held responsible. Our site has more on what you can do if you suffer a brain injury or other harm as a result of another person’s reckless driving.