Any sort of
brain injury needs to be taken with the utmost seriousness. The stakes are even higher,
however, if a child is the one who suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The still-developing brain and mind of a child is particularly susceptible
to the permanent consequences that can follow a brain injury.
Immediate Consequences of Child Brain Injuries
Depending on where a child was struck, the resulting brain injury could
cause a variety of negative symptoms. Commonly, the result is memory loss
or the inability to retain new memories. This makes learning in school
a virtual impossibility for young children, hampering their development
significantly. Aphasia removes the ability to recognize speech and agnosia
makes it difficult to recognize shapes; both are conditions of brain damage.
Children may need to be removed from public schooling and enroll in specialized classes.
Another common consequence of a child brain injury is emotional instability.
It is not fully known why but a brain injury can lead to depression and
mood swings. Children who are still developing their personalities can
feel overburdened by commonplace emotions due to brain damage.
Compensation Should Account for All Problems
Parents suing for compensation after a third-party causes their child’s
brain injury need to know how much will be required throughout the years.
The upfront costs are not going to be truly reflective of the ultimate
costs. Beyond just medical bills, compensation should also pay for specialized
schooling, reduced standard of living for all family members, and emotional
trauma. Determining such an extensive list of compensation accurately
is crucial but also quite challenging.
Rather than attempting to work through this trying time and complex lawsuit
on your own, allow Kyle Law Firm to be your legal counsel. For years,
our New Braunsfel personal injury attorneys have been the go-to advocates
for clients throughout central Texas. Let us tell you about how our 60+
years of total experience can help your case and your child’s recovery during a
free initial consultation.