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How does a brain injury affect crash victims?

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Georgian residents who get into car crashes have a chance of suffering from a brain injury. Depending on what caused that injury and how severe it is, you could find your health and overall quality of life impacted for weeks, months, or even years to come.

First, we'll take a look at traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) defines TBIs as being different from milder brain injuries because they have a stronger impact on the sufferer. Potential hurdles may include:

  • A longer recovery period
  • A higher chance of needing therapy to recover
  • The possibility of surgical intervention
  • The chance that the prior quality of life may never be fully restored

The extreme impact of TBIs can leave you in recovery for months or even years. In some situations, the most tragic potential outcome is being unable to recover your old way of life in its entirety. Many people with TBIs suffer from memory loss or degradation, a reduction in the ability to multitask, and changes to personality such as increased agitation, irritability, and impulsiveness.

More minor brain injuries usually have shorter healing times. In many cases, you can recover without intervention like surgery or therapy. The damages you face may likely be temporary, though they can still last for a while.

However, in either case, you could find yourself in a financial bind. Both the long and short term costs of brain injuries can add up quickly. If you take time off of work to heal, it can be even more costly and harmful to you. An attorney may be able to help you seek compensation for the damage you have been dealt.

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