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Brain Injury Victims Guide

People who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury usually experience a number of physical and cognitive (thinking) challenges as well as personality, behavioral, and emotional changes. All of the effects of the brain trauma can be devastating to the injured, as well as there family and friends (see my prior Blog post on one San Diego woman’s story). Here are some of the changes following a Traumatic Brain Injury:

Physical Problems

  • Decreased Mobility
  • Headaches and Dizziness
  • Pain and Sensation Changes
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Fatigue and Sleeplessness
  • Motor Control and Metabolism

Cognitive Changes

  • Memory and Concentration
  • Learning and Language
  • Reasoning and Organization
  • Flexibility and Speed of Thinking

Personality, Behavioral and Emotional Changes

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Paranoia/ Mood Swings
  • Insensitivity to Others/Verbal Outbursts
  • Irritability/Low Frustration Tolerance
  • Impulsiveness/Decreased Self-Control
  • Apathy/Passiveness

Changes in personality, after a Traumatic Brain Injury, are usually exaggerated aspects of the victims pre-injury personality. People who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury in an auto accident, bike accident, motorcycle accident, fall, or any accident need to be sensitive to the effects of the trauma as indicted above. Talking to an experienced personal injury attorney can provide the guidance the victim and their family need.