Many injuries have the potential to cause victims to suffer from both short-term and long-term effects. Broken bones, for example, can lead to severe pain and short-term disability, but even when they heal, victims may still experience reduced mobility and range of motion. Damage to muscles and tendons can also make everyday activities and holding down a job difficult or impossible, both immediately after it happens and even years after victims recover from the initial trauma.
But few injuries have the potential for long-term consequences quite like head injuries. Although the brain is protected by the skull, it’s still incredibly vulnerable to injuries and damage. Direct blows to the head, violent neck movement, and sudden deceleration—such as in a car accident—can all cause head injuries that affect victims’ brains. Head injuries like these can result in bleeding, swelling, and even tissue death of the brain.
Victims of serious head injuries that result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can typically experience a wide range of complications ranging from mild to severe.
The short-term effects of a TBI are devastating enough. Victims are often hospitalized, experience severe pain, confusion, and nausea, and they may even fall into comas. But even when victims recover from the initial trauma, they may continue to experience debilitating effects for months, years, or even decades to come.
People who suffer moderate to severe TBIs are often never the same as they were before their injuries, and that doesn’t just affect them—it affects their families, too. It’s bad enough when they can’t earn paychecks to support their loved ones, but for some victims, they become strangers to their own spouses, children, parents, and other family members.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, it’s our job to do three things for you or your loved one when you call:
It’s especially critical to accurately calculate how much money victims need when it comes to head injuries and TBIs, as the expenses can be ongoing for years or even a lifetime. Our Indiana brain injury lawyers will fight to get you and your loved ones every penny you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and every other TBI-related expense you incurred.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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