A brain injury is a very serious matter, but all brain injuries are hardly the same. Naturally a concussion suffered during a football game may be different from a head injury suffered in a fall. Additionally, head trauma suffered in a car accident is different than being hit in the head by a baseball.
Regardless of the injury suffered, there is a recovery process. However, because of how little doctors and researchers know about the brain (compared to other parts of the body) it is not an exact science in determining how a person will recover from such an injury. Nevertheless, there are certain indicators and milestones that brain injury victims may experience on their road to recovery.
Differing functions – To begin with, it is important to understand that physical injuries to the brain (i.e. tissue damage, swelling, or bleeding) can manifest themselves in differences with brain function. So there may be different states of consciousness and cognitive abilities. For instance, brain damage may render put a person in a coma or they may not be able to sleep well.
A range of emotions – Likewise, a brain injury victim may experience differing levels of emotional stemming from their ability (or inability) to recover from their injuries. They may experience agitation, nervousness and frustrations that they previously did not have. Moreover, they may not understand why they are having these feelings now.
Because of these factors, compensation for brain injury victims may be just as diverse as the injuries themselves. If you have questions about your rights and options after such an injury, an experienced personal injury attorney can help.