How Do Traumatic Brain Injuries Affect Victims?

by Staff Blogger | May 31st, 2018

When an accident or injury causes damage to a bodily organ, the consequences can be severe and even life-threatening. But some organs have regenerative capabilities or the option of transplantation in the event of serious illness or injury.

The exception to that rule is the brain. When parts of the brain are damaged during accidents or due to illnesses, victims may not experience significant healing or recovery. That means traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have profound and lifelong effects on victims.

Some of the most common ways that TBIs affect victims include:

  • Cognitive and personality changes—TBI victims may experience a reduction in their cognitive abilities. They also may experience changes in personality, and their general dispositions may change dramatically. Some victims may experience significant depression and anxiety after their injuries.
  • Reduction in fine motor skills—TBI victims also may find it difficult to complete tasks that were previously easy for them, including driving, getting dressed, eating, and walking. That can make it impossible for some victims to hold down jobs or even live independently due to their newfound disabilities.

When TBIs are severe, victims may require around-the-clock supervision and assistance. That type of care can be expensive—especially when the victim is no longer able to work.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers help victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve after TBIs that were caused by another person’s or party’s negligence.

Get in touch with us today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help.