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Behavioral changes after a traumatic brain injury 

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2023 | Personal Injury

Thousands of fatal road accidents occur every year in the U.S. Those who survive serious accidents may go on to have severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). 

As well as taking a physical toll, brain injuries can also impact how an individual behaves and feels emotionally. Outlined below are a few things that deserve to be considered when you’re calculating the real toll of a TBI:

Emotional trauma 

Brain injuries can leave people immobile for long periods of time while they recover. This can result in a loss of self-esteem because the individual is no longer as active as they were before the accident. They may no longer be able to engage with their kids in the same way, work and carry out other routine activities as before. 

Memory issues

It is not uncommon for victims of severe head injuries to develop amnesia. This can occur on either a temporary or permanent basis. It may become difficult to carry out daily tasks such as grocery shopping without becoming confused. The confusion can in turn result in frustration, which is understandable. If you have suffered the injury then it’s important to seek medical help. There are numerous treatment options out there which can relieve your symptoms. If your family member is the one who had the accident, then try your best to remain patient and understanding. 

If you or a loved one has suffered severe head injuries due to a negligent driver, then you may be entitled to financial compensation. Seeking some legal guidance will give you a better idea of your options.