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Common Long-Term Effects of TBIs after a Florida Car Accident

Injuring your head in a car accident can be terrifying and painful. Your brain is essential to your body’s functions, from breathing and movement to speaking and complex thought. Many car accident victims can suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) following an accident which can have severe, long-term impacts on your life. Car crashes are a leading cause of TBIs and can leave victims with life-long, physical, mental, and emotional injuries.

Dealing with the aftermath of a car crash and subsequent TBI can be devastating both financially and medically. If you or someone you love suffered a TBI from a car accident due to someone else’s negligent acts, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. An experienced Traumatic Brain Injury attorney can help you navigate Florida’s complex claims process to help
ensure that you recover the compensation you need so you can focus solely on your recovery.

What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries and How Are They Treated?

A TBI occurs when there is a sudden external injury that causes damage to your brain. TBIs are caused by a violent impact on the head or by an object puncturing the brain. Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of TBIs since the impact from a collision can cause both blunt force trauma and even punctures to the skull from the sharp metal debris. A TBI can be treated in various ways depending on the severity and location of your brain injury. Some common treatments include:

  • Bed rest
  • Prescription medication
  • Induced comas
  • Surgery
  • Mental and physical rehabilitation therapy

Many treatments for a TBI may require extended hospital stays and time off of work. If someone else’s negligence caused the collision that resulted in your injury, you should not be held financially responsible for your recovery. A skilled Traumatic Brain Injury attorney will investigate every detail of your case to help ensure that the liable parties are held responsible for your injuries.

Common Long-Term Symptoms of a TBI

Even after a TBI patient is stable and sent home from the hospital, they could suffer long-term effects in almost every area of their life. Many symptoms can be categorized as physical, cognitive, and emotional effects.

Physical Effects

Some TBIs can cause damage to areas of the brain responsible for movement and fine motor control. A TBI may cause long-term physical symptoms such as paralysis, difficulty lifting objects, or sudden, uncontrollable movements. Other effects can present as physical disabilities unrelated to movement, including seizures and vision impairment.

Cognitive Effects

A TBI can also affect how a person thinks and processes information. Some victims of TBIs can experience memory loss, confusion, and difficulty focusing long after the accident. A TBI can also impact how a person learns, and many individuals that suffer from a TBI struggle with reading comprehension. These effects can make it difficult for victims to return to work and live independently during their recovery.

Emotional and Behavioral Effects

The brain is the organ responsible for how a person acts and feels. It is not uncommon for an individual with a TBI to experience a complete shift in their personality. Individuals that suffer from a TBI may also become easily frustrated that they cannot do many things they accomplished before their injury as well as they used to. A victim of a TBI may become more aggressive, irritable, depressed, or lack inhibition following the accident.

Partner with an Expert Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

The initial treatment and recovery costs for a TBI can be astronomical. If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury from a car accident in Florida, you deserve top-notch legal representation to help you recover damages for your pain and suffering. Attorney Robert Baker of the Baker Legal Team has 30 years of experience providing his clients with personalized, award-winning legal services. When you work with us, you can have peace of mind that your case is in experienced and dependable hands. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a member of our skilled legal team, call us today at (561) 320-0000 or contact us online.

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