What kind of Complications can I Expect after Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury can be one of the most tragic injuries one can suffer. They are often a result from a trip or fall, car accident, or motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, these injuries can often result in permanent damage or death. Sometimes, however, one can also suffer temporary complications from their brain injury.
INTELLIGENCE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY TBI
After suffering a TBI, one can develop changes or problems in the way they think. The more severe the injury, the more problems they will have with the following:
- Speed of mental processing
- Ability to focus
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Beginning and completing tasks
COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS CAUSED BY TBI
A victim of traumatic brain injury can also suffer from communication problems. These can make life very difficult for a victim of TBI:
- Understanding speech or writing
- Speaking or writing
- Organizing thoughts and ideas
- Following conversations
- Turn taking or topic selection
- Deciphering changes in pitch, tone or emphasis to signal emotions, attitudes or differences in meaning
- Understanding non-verbal signals
- Reading cues from listeners
- Starting or stopping conversations
EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS CAUSED BY TBI
To further expand on the effect TBI can have on the brain, one’s emotions can also be effected. This can lead to very stressful days and cause many problems for the victim trying to get by in everyday life:
- Mood swings
- Lack of empathy for others
- Changes in self-esteem
SHOULD I HIRE AN ATTORNEY IF I SUFFERED A TBI AS A RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT IN TAMPA?
A traumatic brain injury can have serious, life-altering consequences. Not only will time and money be spent on treating the initial injury, but also on rehabbing all the problems that can develop because of that injury. Quality of life will be greatly affected, from financial to emotional to intellectual. Often times, the accidents that cause these injuries are a result of negligence. If that is the case, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages suffered.
Dolman Law Group has an experienced team of brain injury attorneys that understand the hardships one goes through after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Our attorneys are up to date on the latest medical advances made in the field of brain study, and have access to the best network of doctors and technology used to test for brain injuries. Our attorneys are experienced in combating the insurance companies and defense lawyers in their weak attempts to discredit the severity of head injuries and their lasting effects. We have had clients who have suffered severe head injuries in accidents where blows to the head were not sustained.
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident caused by negligence, and have suffered from any of the symptoms listed above, contact Dolman Law Group at 727-451-6900 for a free consultation. We will be happy to evaluate your case.
Dolman Law Group
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, Fl 33765