If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it’s important to be aware of the potential cognitive problems that might follow. This information can help you or your loved one to better understand and cope with the challenges that may arise. It can also be useful when filing a lawsuit in Texas against the at-fault party.
Understanding TBI and cognitive problems: The relationship
A traumatic brain injury is a brain dysfunction caused by an external force. This could be from a blow to the head, being hit by an object or experiencing a violent jolt or shaking motion. And since the brain is the control center for the body, any interference with its structure can cause life-changing consequences.
One common side effect of a TBI is cognitive difficulties. This is where the brain fails to function as needed. The victim can have issues with thinking, memory, language and attention.
It can be hard to do everyday tasks with a TBI. For example, you may have trouble remembering how to do things you’ve done before or following instructions. You may also find it hard to concentrate or pay attention. This can affect your job or career, studies and personal relationships.
Actions you can take
If someone else’s negligence or recklessness caused the TBI, you could file a personal injury lawsuit against them. This might help you recover damages for your injuries, including the cost of medical treatment, lost wages and more.
In court, you will need to prove that the other person was at fault and that their actions led to your injuries. This can be done by gathering evidence, such as eyewitness testimony, police reports, medical records and digital images. You will also need to show a correlation between the accident and the extent of your cognitive problems. If the court is convinced, they may award you damages and punish the at-fault party for their negligence or recklessness.
It’s important to remember that Texas has a strict timeline for those wishing to file a personal injury lawsuit. You may only have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. However, this time can be extended if the victim is a minor or an unavoidable circumstance made the evidence collection process take longer than expected.