The long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury are undeniable. Depending on the situation, there is a long list of the side effects you can experience.
Drivers, motorcyclists, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians are vulnerable to head injuries that may have a significant impact on their lives. Here are some of the long-term effects brought on by a traumatic brain injury:
1. Memory loss: A serious head injury may bring short-term memory loss.
2. Headaches: They can be frequent and sudden. In some cases, headaches may persist for months or years.
3. Difficulty with verbal communication: You may expect some struggles. You may know what you want to say but are unable to do so. Sometimes, the wrong words may even surface.
4. Occasional and recurring seizures: Post-traumatic epilepsy is not uncommon. Bouts may last weeks, months and years.
5. Personality changes: A transformation from a quiet and polite person to showing a loud and angry personality is not uncommon. Anxiety, depression and mood swings may go in tandem with personality changes as well.
Challenges, recovery and potential compensation
The long-term effects of your TBI will always depend on the facts of the circumstances. Your motor skills, memory, thought process and emotions may go through a rollercoaster while you recover.
Although nothing can change the outcome of what occurred, if your injury was due to an at-fault driver in an auto accident in West Virginia or due to hazardous property conditions, you may be able to seek financial compensation to help with medical bills and other day-to-day expenses.