Victims of auto accidents who suffer serious cognitive impairment after impact may never fully understand what they lost. Families of brain injury victims may find that dealing with mental impairment of a loved one is even more difficult than dealing with physical impairment.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect:
- Physical movement
- Emotional capacity
- Ability to problem-solve
- Short or long term memory
- Balance and coordination
- Ability to interpret what they see, hear or feel
- Ability to communicate thoughts or feelings
- Ability to grasp abstract concepts
Depending on what area of the brain is injured, the injury can cause a slight concussion or permanent and progressive brain damage. Accident victims might well show no signs of injury until a family member notices a cognitive impairment or speech difficulty.
Head Injury vs. Brain Injury
Brain injury is damage to the brain tissue, and is not always accompanied by a physical head wound. And conversely, a head wound does not necessarily involve brain injury. If you or a loved one suffered a head impact during a collision, it’s very important to visit the emergency room to rule out brain injury.
If your family is dealing with a loved one’s brain injury caused by an auto accident or slip and fall, we’re here to help. The B.C. lawyers at Stephens & Holman specialize in representing victims of traumatic brain injuries. Our legal team will fight to maximize your settlement. Contact us by calling 604-730-4120 for your complimentary, no-obligation consultation.