One of the side effects of a traumatic brain injury that develops usually right after the accident or within a few days has to do with impaired cognition. Sometimes, patients suffer from posttraumatic amnesia.
There are many disabilities that can result from a severe brain injury, such as sensory problems, difficulty recognizing objects, tinnitus, language difficulties, speech challenges and depression. People who have sustained a traumatic brain injury may also experience a change in personality and may start to abuse drugs or alcohol.
Severe head trauma isn’t the only injury that leads to disabilities. A mild to moderate traumatic brain injury can also result in problems, including difficulty with organization, problem solving and abstract reasoning.
For more information on this topic, read the article, Traumatic Brain Injury Can Lead to Disability.
Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385 for legal advice if your brain injury was the result of someone’s carelessness.