After any car accident, victims can experience a wide range of injuries. And these injuries can change a person’s life in the blink of an eye.
For example, brain injuries are not uncommon in a crash, and they can be particularly catastrophic. However, too many people think that a brain injury has to be severe to be devastating. That is not true: Even a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) has the potential to change a person’s life forever.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury
When brain injuries are severe, the symptoms are typically acute and obvious. A severe brain injury resulting in physical damage to a brain can result in:
Seemingly minor traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), like concussions, can also have devastating consequences for accident victims. However, the symptoms may be more subtle. It can also take some time for victims to recognize something as a possible sign of a brain injury. Therefore, you should be mindful of the following signs of an MTBI:
These symptoms could mean that a person’s injury resulted in damage to brain cells or structures.
Impact of MTBIs
These and other symptoms of MTBIs can affect a person’s life in many ways.
MTBI sufferers who experience anxiety, depression or other mental conditions after an accident can require ongoing therapy, medication and possibly professional observation.
Personality changes after a brain injury could strain personal relationships and disrupt familial ties and marriages. Personality changes could affect a person’s lifestyle and well-being if these changes make a person more irritable or less averse to risk-taking.
Symptoms like loss of balance, headaches and difficulty concentrating could make it all but impossible for a person to go back to their job or perform well in school.
Considering the toll MTBIs can take on a person, it is critical to take symptoms of concussions and other brain injuries very seriously. Even if symptoms seem minor, victims should discuss them with their doctor.
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