Whether you or someone you love suffered a serious brain injury in an auto accident, sports accident, slip and fall accident, or work accident, you may want to know what you can expect and how a serious brain injury will impact you or your loved one. Unfortunately, the effects of a serious brain injury are often associated with impairment, long-term disability, and an entire lifestyle change.
Some victims living with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can no longer care for themselves, do the kinds of jobs they once did, or participate in the hobbies or other activities they once loved. People living with serious brain injuries can be impacted in the following ways:
- Memory loss. People with serious brain injuries often have a change in brain function and suffer from memory problems, confusion, and a difficulty thinking.
- Communication issues. Because damage to certain areas of the brain affects communication, victims sometimes have a difficult time listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
- Personality and behavioral changes. Brain injury victims often suffer from mood swings, frustration, attention deficits, and a wide range of emotional problems.
- Physical disabilities. Depending on the severity of the brain injury, victims may have to relearn basic mobility skills and may never fully recover small motor skills.
When a brain injury impacts someone’s memory, communication, behavior, and physical abilities, it is unlikely that he or she will be able to return to work and collect the wages that he or she once did. This is why brain injury victims are often impacted financially and need to collect the most compensation possible in order to receive the proper care and live as comfortably as possible.