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The consequences of TBI can last a lifetime

| Jun 23, 2020 | Personal Injury

Scrapes, broken bones and bruises are common Ohio car crash injuries, whether it is a fender bender on Main Street or during your I-70 commute. However, not all damage is immediately noticeable. The effects of traumatic brain injuries may not surface until long after your crash, and the results can last a lifetime. We often represent clients suffering from TBI due to a car accident. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, traumatic brain injuries typically result from sudden violent jolts or blows to the head or a penetrating wound, such as those caused by a sharp object or piece of skull. The effects can be severe, altering the course of your life. 

Mental and physical deficits 

Moderate to severe TBI often involves cognitive as well as physical disabilities. You and your loved ones may not recognize the cognitive issues at first. Depression, mood changes and difficulty concentrating are often attributed to aftereffects of a crash, as PTSD is also a known condition following a traumatic event. Additional consequences can include the following: 

  • Paralysis 
  • Difficulty swallowing, talking and walking 
  • Vision problems 
  • Problems concentrating and remembering 
  • Inability to recognize an object based on touch 

Rehabilitation after TBI 

Despite advancements, some symptoms may not go away, making rehab after the injury imperative. It can help you recover from the effects as much as possible and help you move forward with your life. Depending on your unique situation, rehab can improve your ability to function and treat many of the mental and physical problems caused by the TBI. 

Brain injuries affect each person differently. Your program may involve a variety of healthcare providers and require treatment for months or years. If your injuries result from someone else’s negligence, you can file a claim for compensation that can help you pay for lost wages, medical expenses and the long-term care you need.