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Common Effects of a Brain Injury

October 31st, 2019 | By

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Many types of accidents can result in different degrees of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). This type of injury can result from any direct blow to the head or jolt of the head, and common causes include traffic crashes, falls, sports accidents, and more.

When brain tissue is damaged, it can affect functioning controlled by that particular part of the brain. This means that brain injury victims can experience quite different effects, depending on the location and severity of the brain damage. The following are only some possible effects of a TBI that a patient might experience:

Cognitive impairments

There is a wide range of cognitive issues that might arise, including:

  • Difficulty with oral or written communication
  • Trouble understanding basic directions or instructions
  • Memory issues
  • Slower reading and information processing

Cognitive issues can make thriving at school or work significantly more challenging.

Physical impairments

Some brain injuries affect your physical abilities, including:

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Sensory abilities
  • Sleep problems

Physical impairments can keep victims from participating in sports, recreational activities, or even basic household activities.

Behavioral impairments

Your brain also controls your judgment, emotions, and personality, so a brain injury might affect the following:

  • Emotional control issues, leading to mood swings or angry outbursts
  • Personality changes
  • Anxiety or depression

Some effects of brain injuries might only last a few days or weeks, such as with a concussion, which is considered to be a mild brain injury. Moderate brain injuries can have effects lasting for months or longer, while the effects of a severe brain injury are often permanent.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles for Free Today

If you believe someone else caused your brain injury, a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at Rostam Law can help. Call 818.416.5006 or contact us online for a free case evaluation and to learn how we can help.

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