Brain Injuries and the Loss of Sensory Abilities
When a person experiences something in the world around them, such as hearing a dog’s bark or watching a television, their brain is interpreting information received from their sensory organs. These organs, including the eyes, ears, tongue, skin, and nose help to identify important things about one’s environment, most notably whether it is safe or dangerous. A brain injury can disrupt this process, however, leaving one unable to make sense of their surroundings, even if their sensory organs are undamaged.
If you or someone you love has sustained a brain injury due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to sue for financial compensation to address treatment and recovery costs. For knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel, contact a Denver personal injury attorney of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (720) 377-9631.
Sensory Loss due to a Brain Injury
Each part of the brain is responsible for one or more specific tasks. When that region is injured, it is the associated functions that are likely to be impaired. When sensory processing is compromised by a brain injury, the following may result:
- Inability to see
- Inability to discern or identify particular shapes
- Inability to recognize faces
- Inability to hear
- Inability to distinguish meaningful sounds from random noises
- Inability to understand speech or recognize music
- Inability to taste
- Inability to feel by touch
- Inability to smell
These complex injuries can often require substantial treatment in order to even make modest improvements. A successful civil lawsuit can help to reduce the burden that brain injury victims must face.
Do not hesitate to seek legal counsel if you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury caused by another party. We can help you to seek the recourse you need to address the costs of treatment and therapy when your brain functionality has been impaired. Contact a Denver traumatic brain injury lawyer of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., by calling (720) 377-9631 today.