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Suffering a traumatic brain injury can completely change a life

There are many different ways in which Tennesseans can be injured. Sometimes injuries are suffered due to one's own fault, but in many other situations other people are responsible for causing the injury in question. This could be because another driver hit the victim's car after running a red light, or a property owner failed to ensure that icy sidewalks were clear. Injuries can also be suffered when a person is shopping and slips and falls in the store because of a dangerous condition that was not taken care of properly. Other times, victims are hurt by dangerous and defective products.

Some of these injuries can be very significant as well, completely changing one's life for a period of time or even permanently. One of these types of injuries is a traumatic brain injury. There is a wide spectrum of severity when it comes to traumatic brain injuries, but a severe one can change people's behavior, their ability to think clearly, and it can create physical limitations.

Severe traumatic brain injuries can affect a victim's memory, reasoning, judgment, concentration, and create other cognitive problems. People who suffer a traumatic brain injury may also have trouble reading or writing and understanding people when they talk. They may also have difficulty speaking. People suffering from traumatic brain injuries can also suffer from depression, anxiety, anger, mood swings, and other behavioral changes. Finally, these individuals may also have trouble with their vision, taste, and hearing, as well as suffer other physical problems such as lack of motor function.

Many people in Tennessee suffer traumatic brain injuries. Not only can these injuries change their lives, but they can also be very costly. Medical bills can add up quickly, and a victim will continue to incur them as they rehabilitate. These individuals also may be unable to work, which can result in lost wages. These victims may be entitled to compensation for these damages if they successfully pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the individual who caused them harm. Those who want to learn more about how to build a compelling personal injury case can speak to an attorney of their choosing.

Source: Mayo Clinic, "Traumatic brain injury," accessed on Jan. 23, 2018

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