Traumatic Brain Injuries in Elderly Victims Present Unique Concerns
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be serious, life-altering injuries. Traumatic brain injuries in elderly victims present unique concerns. The most severe traumatic brain injuries can leave the victim with lifelong disabilities and restrictions, even if the victim was previously young and healthy. When a person of advanced age suffers a TBI in a personal injury accident, the harm done can present unique challenges and concerns for the victim and his or her attorney. If not properly addressed during the investigative stage of the case, the elderly TBI victim may find the amount requested as compensatory damages reduced or even denied altogether.
TBI victims who are over the age of 40 years should seek legal assistance from a personal injury attorney who understands the effects that age and other conditions that frequently occur among older individuals can have on the brain when these are combined with a TBI. In doing so, older TBI victims can maximize their potential compensation award.