At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we believe that all preventable injuries are unacceptable. That’s especially true when they’re caused by someone’s negligence. But not all injuries are created equal, and that fact is why certain injuries bring more or less compensation in settlement claims than others.
Of all the injuries victims can suffer in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bicycle accidents, for example, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most devastating. People who suffer TBIs often never fully recover, and if they do, they aren’t the same people they were before their injuries.
People who suffer TBIs may experience a wide range of complications, including:
- Cognitive disabilities—TBIs can make it more difficult to think clearly. That can cause victims to regress in their careers or lose their ability to work altogether.
- Physical disabilities—When the parts of the brain that control movement and coordination are damaged, victims may have difficulty walking, talking, or even dressing themselves.
- Emotional disabilities—TBIs can damage parts of the brain that are responsible for regulating emotions, behavior, and stress. People who suffer from this complication may undergo profound personality changes or experience unpredictable mood swings.
Many TBI victims suffer these complications in addition to other injuries that they incurred during their accidents. In these cases, we work hard to ensure they get a fair chance of getting the compensation they’re owed. That often means enough money to pay for lifelong rehabilitation and even live-in care.