TBIs can have long-term effects 

On Behalf of | Jun 27, 2024 | Personal Injury |

There are numerous different types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Some of these injuries can be relatively minor and may heal within a few weeks. Serious TBIs, however, can be life-changing and even fatal. 

One of the more common causes of TBIs is car accidents. A car accident can result in head trauma, which injures the brain. If you have suffered a severe TBI, then you may need to adjust your life long-term. Here are some of the long-term effects of serious TBIs

Chronic headaches 

Headaches are synonymous with head injuries. If you bump your head, then you may have a headache for a few days. Nonetheless, when the brain has been injured, this can result in more chronic pain. Migraines and headaches may become a way of life, and it can take time to find a suitable pain management plan. 

Loss of motor function 

Different areas of the brain are involved in muscle movement, hearing, speech and all of the other senses. Those with a severe TBI may lose motor functions, making it difficult to walk, speak and carry out routine activities.

The brain can adjust, and rehabilitative therapy can bring at least some motor functions back, but this is generally a lengthy process. 

Personality changes

A brain injury can also significantly affect how a person feels and behaves. In some cases, a person may suffer from irregular moods. It’s possible that someone’s personality completely changes after serious brain trauma. This can take its toll on familial relationships and other areas of life. 

If you were injured due to negligence, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. This can cover long-term expenses and loss of consortium, as well as medical costs and lost wages. Seek legal guidance to find out more.