Every year, thousands of people have their lives upended by drunk drivers. If your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by someone driving intoxicated, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain of what to do next.
You are not alone. This blog post will provide you with some information about what to expect after a TBI and how to get the help that your family needs.
The long-term impact of a TBI
A TBI, or traumatic brain injury, occurs when an external force causes damage to the brain. Symptoms of a TBI can range from mild to severe and may include headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, problems with speech and balance, difficulty concentrating, mood swings and personality changes. More serious symptoms may include seizures, paralysis, unconsciousness, and possibly death.
Many TBI victims require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, which can be costly and time-consuming. In addition, the victim may need assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and eating.
As a result, the family of the victim may need to make major life changes in order to provide care and support. This can be a difficult and emotionally draining process. In addition, the family may also face financial challenges as they try to cover the costs of medical care and lost income.
If you or someone you love has been left with a TBI as the result of an accident with a drunk driver, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Drunk drivers are liable for the damages they cause, and you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.