The brain controls the majority of bodily functions, and when the brain suffers harm, a person could face effects that he or she never imagined. A brain injury can have lasting outcomes that significantly impede the amount of independence a person has. Unfortunately, a sudden car accident on a California roadway or another event caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person could easily lead to this type of injury.
In some cases, a person may suffer a traumatic brain injury and not realize it right away. Symptoms could be delayed for days or even weeks, and if immediate treatment was not sought after the accident or when symptoms do arise, the damage caused by the injury may only get worse. Those worsening symptoms could include impaired vision, unsteadiness, unmanageable shaking and more.
It is not unusual for physical effects of a brain injury to require extensive time and effort to address. Often, physical therapy can play a role in helping injured individuals work toward improving the following issues relating to their TBI:
- Overall brain functionality
- Discomfort and pain
- Muscle and joint movement
- Balance and coordination
Of course, any type of medical treatment, especially that is needed for an extended period, can cause financial difficulties for injured parties. Even if treatment is necessary for their recovery, many California patients may wonder whether they can afford their needed care. However, if a traumatic brain injury is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person, a victim may be able to file a personal injury claim against the party deemed negligent in efforts to seek monetary recompense for the damages suffered, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and others.