TBI Lawyers in St. Petersburg

Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Guest post by berkmyer.com

Many different accidents such as car crashes, sports injuries, and falls can result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).1 A TBI happens when damage occurs to the tissue of the brain, usually due to trauma. Brain injuries can range from mild (like a concussion) to very severe and even fatal. While mild TBIs often resolve with a little time and rest, they still create an increased risk for subsequent brain injuries for the rest of your life. Moderate to severe brain injuries can have more concrete and noticeable long-terms effects that can change your entire life.

The effects of a moderate or severe TBI will differ significantly from patient to patient based on where the injury occurred in the brain, how quickly the injury was stabilized, and the severity of the damage. However, some of the common symptoms of serious brain injuries that can last for years – or can even be permanent – can include the following:

  • Decrease in communication skills, such as putting thoughts into words or being able to follow a conversation
  • Slower cognitive processing in general
  • Difficulty comprehending and following instructions
  • Loss of balance, coordination, or sensory abilities
  • Slurred speech
  • Mood disorders, including depression and anxiety
  • Loss of control over emotions, sometimes causing uncontrollable outbursts
  • Changes in personality
  • Vision or hearing impairments
  • Memory loss
  • Long-term coma or varying state of unconsciousness

As you can imagine, any of these effects can make it challenging to perform as well as you once did in an educational or professional atmosphere. In many situations, victims of serious brain injuries cannot return to their previous jobs and may not be able to support themselves in the way they once did.

Discuss Your Rights With an Experienced St. Petersburg Brain Injury Attorney Today

Traumatic brain injuries can have a huge and lasting effect on you and your entire family. You can incur extensive financial losses, as well as intangible losses that may even have a greater effect on your life. At the firm of Berkowitz & Myer in St. Petersburg, Florida, we understand how difficult this injury can be and we will fight for your rights to any compensation possible. Please call us for a free consultation at 727-344-0123 today.


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