No one anticipates a life-changing injury to happen to them. Typically, these injuries come seemingly out of nowhere, and suddenly, a person’s life is no longer the same. It often takes time for one to adjust to the changes. They can also result in mental and emotional hardships as well as physical difficulties.
You may have recently suffered a serious injury as the result of a car accident. At first, you may have felt optimistic about the situation, but as some time has passed, you may still be dealing with the problems that your injury has caused, particularly if you suffered a traumatic brain injury.
A moderate to severe TBI
If doctors diagnosed you with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, you may not feel like yourself. Some issues that you may have started to experience after that accident include:
- Numb fingers and toes
- Coordination problems
- Persistent headache
- Repeated vomiting
- Speech difficulties
- Mood changes
- Memory problems
Some of these issues may have lasted only temporarily, and some may come and go. For example, you may experience headaches far more often than you used to. You may also have days where your mood remains relatively stable and other days when you feel irritable out of the blue. You may also find yourself unable to perform tasks that were once simple for you.
Effects of permanent problems
If you experience long-term or permanent issues due to a TBI, you may not be able to go back to the same job you had before. You could even have such severe symptoms that you cannot work at all, especially if you have migraines multiple days out of the month or cannot remember important information. The injury may also require that you attend rehabilitation or receive ongoing medical treatment. All of these outcomes could easily lead to financial problems as well as personal hardships.
If this type of scenario is affecting you, it may be in your interest to consider filing a personal injury claim against the party responsible for the car accident that led to your life-changing injury. A successful claim could result in the court awarding you monetary compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other damages permitted under Ohio state law. Of course, each case is different, so gaining information that applies to your specific ordeal is necessary.