When it comes to feeling the effects of an injury long after it occurred, few are as disruptive to daily life as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). That’s because the brain controls so many aspects of the body, and damage to it can also result in significant behavioral, psychological, and cognitive changes.
People who suffer TBIs may struggle with the following burdens for years, or even the rest of their lives:
- Thinking—TBIs can make it difficult for victims to think clearly. They may become deficient in areas of cognition where they were once strong, such as abstract concepts, pattern recognition, mathematics, and more.
- Sensation—TBIs can affect victims’ ability to see clearly or walk in a straight line. They also may experience synesthesia, or the blending and confusion of their senses. That means they may “hear” colors or “see” sounds.
- Language—TBI victims may struggle to find the right words in conversations. Damage to language processing centers in their brains can also make it difficult for them to express themselves effectively to others.
- Emotion—TBI victims may be emotionally unstable and have volatile mood swings, and they may suffer from prolonged depression and anxiety. They also may display inappropriate reactions and emotions to certain events and in social situations.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know that TBIs often change lives forever—both victims’ lives and the lives of their loved ones. They can make it impossible to work, and victims often need expensive medical care and rehabilitation.
That’s why our Virginia brain injury lawyers work hard to help victims get maximum compensation. If you or someone you love suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, we want to help. Call today for a free consultation.