After a motor vehicle accident involving a large truck, you may be left with a traumatic brain injury. These injuries are frighteningly common and often leave victims with many impairments. These impairments may be long term or in some cases, permanent.
One type of impairment that many victims experience involves communication. Struggling to communicate properly can have a substantial negative impact on a victim’s daily life. Fortunately, victims may be entitled to compensation as a result. This compensation can be used to offset some of the expensive costs associated with treatment in an attempt to improve a brain injury victim’s ability to communicate with others.
How Physical Impairments From a Brain Injury Impact the Ability to Communicate
When a brain injury victim suffers from difficulty communicating, this impairment typically involves two types of impairment: physical and cognitive.
Physical impairments associated with communication difficulties typically include the following:
- Difficulty with handwriting, resulting in it being both illegible and slow
- Slurred speech
- Speaking too slowly, quickly, loudly, or softly
- Impaired sight or hearing
- Impaired verbal fluency
In addition, communication difficulties also frequently involve cognitive impairments. These impairments may include the following:
- Difficulty listening to others
- Struggling to understand words
- Difficulty getting to the point
- Impaired ability to read
- Struggling to find the correct words
- Verbal disinhibition
- Difficulty expressing ideas
In order to ensure that a victim receives the maximum potential compensation after a truck accident brain injury, it is important to find the right attorney. Have you been injured in a truck accident? If so you should speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call us directly at 816.471.5111 for your free consultation today.