From Your Body to Your Behavior, TBI Can Greatly Alter Your Life

On Behalf of | Dec 6, 2018 | Brain Injury

Injuries can turn unsuspecting people’s lives upside down. Often, individuals who suffer serious injuries are carrying out everyday activities when they are suddenly involved in accidents that change their lives. Car accidents are a common culprit of such scenarios.

Because car crashes can range in severity, the injuries that result can also differ. If you are involved in a minor fender-bender, you may walk away without a scratch. Then again, if you are involved in a crash with a semi-truck or speeding vehicle, your vehicle may sustain significant damage, and you may suffer severe injuries as a result. In particular, you could experience a traumatic brain injury that changes your life.

Suffering a TBI

Much like car accidents, traumatic brain injuries can range in severity. You could experience a minor concussion that does not present significant, lasting harm. However, if you suffer a moderate to severe TBI, the injury could alter numerous areas of your life. You may lose abilities and never fully regain them, and you may need help carrying out daily tasks that you once could on your own.

Effects of a TBI

From mental to physical abilities, a TBI can cause considerable damage. Some of the physical effects you may experience after such an injury include the following:

  • Seizures
  • Chronic pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sleep problems
  • Hormonal changes
  • Paralysis
  • Inability to control bowel and bladder functions

Your ability to speak and understand language can also suffer, and you may go through hardships such as:

  • Slurred speech
  • Comprehension issues
  • Difficulty talking
  • Reading and writing issues
  • Struggling to understand other people
  • Speaking very quickly or very slowly

The injury could also result in adverse impacts on the way you think and use information. Some cognitive hardships that may occur include:

  • Memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Impulsiveness
  • Attention and concentration problems
  • Persistent repetition of a word or action
  • Difficulties with planning
  • Issues with refraining from performing inappropriate actions

Unfortunately, a moderate to severe TBI could also have negative effects in other areas of your life. You may face struggles related to your behavior, your hearing, vision and other senses, and with your perception.

Seeking compensation

If a car accident led to your TBI and another person was considered at fault, you may have reason to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages permitted under Colorado state law. This type of injury can completely change your life, and pursuing justice after such an event may be warranted.

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