It can be frustrating for someone who has been seriously injured when they feel like no one is taking that injury as seriously as they should. Perhaps people accuse them of exaggerating their symptoms or maybe even medical professionals don’t give them the attention they think they deserve.
This often happens with non-physical injuries. They still may be serious mental or emotional injuries, and they can change the way that you live your life forever. Examples are things like traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
One thing to remember about these invisible injuries is that they can be unique to each specific situation. For example, one person who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after a car accident may have panic attacks any time they get in the car. This makes it impossible for them to go to work and pursue their career. But another person may be completely fine to drive, as long as they don’t have to drive right by the area where the accident took place.
For a traumatic brain injury, someone could still have the same physical skills that they did before the accident, but they could struggle with cognitive functions. Maybe they become easily agitated or they find it difficult to gather their thoughts. Maybe they have trouble creating new memories or even remembering important people in their lives.
Traumatic brain injuries can absolutely change your everyday life in ways that someone else wouldn’t necessarily see. But these are still very serious, costly injuries, and it’s important to know what legal steps to take if you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence.