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Some Of The Most Common Long-Term Negative Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injuries

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According to research, motor vehicle accidents are among the common ways individuals sustain traumatic brain injuries. According to the CDC, in 2019 alone, there were approximately 61,000 TBI-related deaths in America. This means that every day, about 166 TBI-related deaths occurred in America in 2019. Since motor vehicle accidents are among the common ways people get TBIs, one can conclude that, out of the approximately 61,000 TBI-related deaths that occurred in 2019, quite a number happened due to motor vehicle accidents.

Indeed, it is possible to live with a TBI. Unfortunately, when a car accident victim survives a traumatic brain injury, they may experience long-term negative effects. Sometimes, the impact of a severe traumatic brain injury can even be permanent. While it is possible for an individual who sustains a traumatic brain injury in a car accident to recover, most individuals with severe TBI face challenges that require them to adapt to a new reality. Usually, the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury can affect an individual’s cognitive abilities, development, behavior, and much more.

Because of the long-term negative effects that usually follow after a victim sustains a TBI in a car accident, it is crucial for victims to seek compensation from at-fault parties when negligence is involved. The total cost of treating a traumatic brain injury can be quite high. According to the CDC, the lifetime economic cost of TBI was estimated to be over $75 billion (in 2010 dollars). Seeking compensation after suffering a TBI in a car accident that was another party’s fault is a crucial step in helping ease the financial hardship associated with a TBI. Compensation can also help ease the emotional difficulty that comes after a person sustains a traumatic brain injury.

This article highlights some of the most common long-term negative effects of traumatic brain injuries.

Disabilities and Motor Deficits

Often, traumatic brain injuries result in motor deficits and disabilities. Examples of motor deficits and disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Vision problems
  • Paralysis
  • Difficulty remembering and thinking
  • Difficulty carrying or moving objects
  • Uncontrolled movements
  • Difficulty with social relationships
  • Loss of fine motor skills
  • Inability to recognize things based on touch

Other Long-Term Negative Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The long-term negative effects of TBIs can be divided into several categories. Below are some of those categories.

Physical Effects

These include, among others,

  • Chronic pain
  • Seizures
  • Hormonal changes
  • Sleep disorders
  • Loss of stamina

Cognitive Effects

These include, among others;

  • Memory problems
  • Impulsiveness
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty with focus, attention, or concentration

Language and Speech Effects

These include, among others;

  • Slurred speech
  • Problems with reading comprehension
  • Talking very fast or very slow

Behavioral or Social-Emotional Effects

These include, among others;

  • Irritability
  • Dependent behaviors
  • Aggression
  • Lack of inhibition
  • Lack of motivation

Contact Our Miami Personal Injury Attorneys

If you suffered a TBI in a car accident because of someone else’s fault, you need to hire an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney who can help you hold the at-fault party accountable. Our Miami personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm are known for helping victims of negligence recover the compensation they deserve. We understand the negative effects a TBI can have on a victim’s life, and we are committed to seeing justice prevail. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tampa, Bradenton, Daytona Beach, Ocala, and Orlando areas.

Resources:

cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html

cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/moderate-severe/index.html

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