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3 areas of life a TBI can impact

On Behalf of | Mar 29, 2023 | Catastrophic Injury

People who are involved in a motor vehicle crash can end up with a host of injuries. One of these is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can encompass a host of symptoms that affect a variety of areas in your life. 

Understanding a bit about how these injuries can affect you may help you to find ways to mitigate those impacts. Consider these three areas that might be altered by a TBI.

Cognitive deficits

A TBI can affect your ability to think, concentrate, and remember things. You may have difficulty with processing information, making decisions and understanding complex ideas. You may also experience memory loss, particularly for events that occurred immediately before or after the injury.

Emotional changes

These injuries can also affect your emotions and behavior. You may experience mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety and a decreased ability to control your emotions. You may also have difficulty with social interactions, such as understanding social cues or appropriately responding to others’ emotions.

Physical impairments

You may suffer physical impairments that affect your ability to move and perform daily activities. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, you may experience weakness or paralysis on one or both sides of your body, difficulty with coordination and balance, and problems with vision, hearing, or speech. You may also experience headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.

The cost of medical care can be financially devastating after this type of injury. Add in the likelihood that your income will suffer, and you have the perfect storm to ruin you financially. If the incident that led to the injury was the result of negligence, you may opt to seek compensation