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Effects of brain injury can be hard to detect

Tennessee residents who are hurt in car accidents can suffer all kinds of horrible injuries, but one of the most difficult injuries to comprehend are traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can be severe and debilitating, leading to permanent disability. Sometimes, they are hard to detect with medical instruments and their effect is difficult to understand for people who didn't know the victim before the injury. Some people who suffer brain injury undergo personality changes that are disturbing to their families and friends and that they themselves can't understand.

One man who suffered traumatic brain injury in a car accident recently talked to reporters about how his accident has changed his life. The man said he was an outgoing, ambitious person, studying for a triple major at a university when he was injured in a head-on collision caused by another driver's negligence. Since the accident, he said he often finds himself unable to do things that once came easily to him. He said he now finds it difficult to participate in group discussions. Even his sense of humor has changed, becoming much cruder than it used to be, he said.

When a Tennessee resident is injured in an accident caused by another driver's negligence, the injured may be compensated for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and other damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Because brain injuries are sometimes difficult to diagnose and treat, it isn't always easy to get compensation for the full damages of these injuries.

Successfully making a claim for brain injury requires expert testimony and other powerful evidence. Tennessee residents who have suffered a brain injury due to someone else's negligence should seek out help from legal professionals who understand the complexities of these cases. They will ensure that the victim receives all the compensation to which they are entitled.

Source: NBC News, "'A different person': Personality change often brain injury's hidden toll," Bill Briggs, Sept. 28, 2013

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