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A brain injury can change your life in many different ways

On Behalf of | Mar 5, 2024 | Personal Injury

If you suffer from a traumatic brain injury, the symptoms that you see are going to depend on a host of factors. The location of the injury makes a difference, as does the severity of that injury.

But with serious brain injuries, the ramifications can often be long-lasting. Some brain injuries are unable to heal because the brain can’t create new neurons. What are some of the ways that this could change your life moving forward?

Assistance and care

For one thing, those with a TBI sometimes need lifelong care and assistance. For instance, maybe the brain injury affects your motor skills, so it becomes difficult to get around on your own. You may never again have the level of freedom and independence that you enjoyed before. 

Mental processing

Naturally, many brain injuries leave people with long-term cognitive issues, such as difficulty processing complex information. This can be highly detrimental to someone’s career, even if they can function normally in day-to-day life. A brain surgeon may never be able to work again, for instance, when they previously flourished in that career. 

Personality changes

One thing that family members sometimes note is that a loved one who has a brain injury will have a new personality – or their personality will be significantly altered. In some cases, this can even lead to divorce because their spouse may say that they no longer feel like they know the person they’re married to.

Seeking compensation

If you suffered a serious brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, then it’s important for you to look into all of your legal options. You may deserve substantial compensation for immediate costs and long-term changes.