Brain injuries can also bring about changes in behavior, even going as far as causing a complete personality change.
It can leave formerly temperate persons behaving aggressively or violently towards their loved ones. So if you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be due some compensation for your medical and other expenses.
What can be considered as a traumatic brain injury?
The U.S. National Library of Medicine describes a traumatic brain injury as when a bump, jolt, or another head injury causes damage to the brain. The mildest kind of brain injury is a concussion and happens when the brain collides violently with the skull. Even though a concussion is classified as a “mild” head injury, the effects of the injury can be permanent and disabling. Common symptoms of a concussion are often not apparent at the beginning. They include:
In addition to concussions, other types of brain injuries include:
Who Can Be Held Liable For A Brain Injury?
To establish liability, you must find out who owed you a duty of care. After doing that, you must prove that that duty of care was violated and that the violation caused the brain injury. Therefore, if a person’s negligence caused your brain injury, they can be held responsible for the damage caused. This may include:
- A negligent construction company that neglected in adhering to OSHA guidelines;
- Another driver who caused an automobile or bicycle accident;
- A business that didn’t adhere to proper guidelines to prevent slips and falls or items falling on your head.
Contact a Spokane Brain Injury Attorney
We understand the effect that a brain injury can have on you and your loved ones. Our brain injury attorneys can help you claim compensation following a brain injury.