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How a traumatic brain injury might affect your life

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2022 | Brain Injuries

It might come as no surprise that being involved in a collision can be a stressful and harrowing process. Even a minor crash may leave you feeling shaken up and disrupt your schedule for the day, and there are certain scenarios in which the fallout of such an incident could have a lingering impact on your life.

While there are various types of injuries you might suffer in a crash, few may take as significant a toll on your life as a traumatic brain injury. Such medical conditions can present with various symptoms, some of which may diminish your quality of life and disrupt your ability to carry out daily tasks.

Living with a TBI

Studies indicate that TBI injuries can range in severity and may affect various aspects of your life. Some examples of symptoms you might experience after suffering a TBI could include:

  • Physical symptoms: A TBI could affect your balance and mobility, lead to frequent headaches and dizziness, disrupt your sleep patterns, or even cause you to suffer from constant bouts of fatigue.
  • Cognitive function: Studies suggest that similar medical conditions might also affect various cognitive functions, such as your memory and concentration, and may even lead to bouts of confusion or affect your ability to process information.
  • Behavioral concerns: There may also be certain behavioral concerns involved, as TBI injuries may cause you to experience uncontrollable mood swings or cause you to struggle with issues such as inhibition and impulse control.
  • Mental health: Similar injuries could also affect your mental well-being and increase the risk that you might struggle with mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

Adjusting to the changes a TBI might prompt in your life could be somewhat difficult at times, especially if you suffer harm in a major collision stemming from the negligent actions of another party.

When disaster strikes

Even if you take every possible measure to stay safe while driving, you can only control so much of what happens on Delaware roads. Should the actions of a negligent driver cause a major crash, you could end up suffering severe or even life-altering injuries in the process. Suffering a traumatic brain injury under similar circumstances could prove somewhat difficult to accept, and such an incident may leave you in search of advice on the next steps to take to seek accountability and restitution.