Boating Accident Brain Injuries
When most people think about the injuries caused by boating accidents, they typically think of drowning and related harm. However, one of the most common types of injuries caused by a boating crash is a brain injury. This type of injury can take many forms and be caused in many different ways while out enjoying the water on a vessel. At the law office of Mitch Grissim & Associates, our dedicated Nashville personal injury attorneys understand the seriousness of a brain injury and will fight for the compensation you deserve after an accident. To learn more, call or contact our office today.
Types of Boating Accident Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can occur in many different ways in a boating accident. One of the most common ways a brain injury occurs is when an injury victim is thrown about the vessel and strikes their head on part of the boat or other objects on the vessel. Being thrown from the vessel and striking the water head-first can also cause brain injuries if a victim is thrown hard enough from the boat.
Boating accidents can also cause brain injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning if the incident leaves the boat idling with victims trapped inside. The lack of oxygen can lead to brain death and associated injuries. Brain injuries can also occur due to a lack of oxygen if an accident victim is under the water for an extended period of time after a crash.
Long Term Effects of Brain Injuries
Depending on the severity of a brain injury that occurs in a boating accident, the effects can last for days, weeks, or even become a permanent part of a victim’s life. Traumatic brain injuries can cause serious physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive harm to a person after a boating accident. Some of the most commonly reported long-term effects of TBI include the following:
- Vision problems
- Tinnitus and hearing issues
- Aggression and mood swings
- Muscle weakness or numbness
- Memory issues, short and long-term, and more.
Given the seriousness of some of these issues, it is critical that boat accident victims get the compensation they deserve in order to cover the costs of their care as well as to compensate them for the impact a traumatic brain injury has on their life.
Compensation for Brain Injuries
Compensation for brain injuries and other harm caused by a boating accident in Tennessee covers all economic and noneconomic harm for victims. Economic damages include all medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages cover a victim’s pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.
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Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a boating accident? If so, the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates may be able to help. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your case.