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How can you be affected long-term by a traumatic brain injury? 

Experiencing head trauma as the result of an accident can be very frightening and painful. An accident can happen in an instant and the consequences can sometimes be life-changing. When you experience a traumatic brain injury, it can certainly have this effect. 

Most minor head injuries will have symptoms for a short time that will then later subside. For more severe trauma, however, this isn’t always the case. It can be long-lasting and life-altering on your health, both mentally and physically.  

People often suffer from anxiety and depression

A TBI can cause changes to the way your brain works. The inability to think or act like you used to can cause the onset of anxiety and depression. These psychological alterations to how you act and behave can have a significant impact on some of your closest and most important relationships which can be difficult to come to terms with. 

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be hard to learn to live with. It affects a person’s life significantly. When you can no longer do (or no longer enjoy) the things you used to love, it’s easy to feel a sense of loss, anger and longing for the life you used to have. 

Post-traumatic stress disorder

A traumatic, life-altering event, such as a catastrophic car accident may result in flashbacks and a horrifying, incapacitating fear of going about life as you used to do. This is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A TBI may also result in something called post-concussion syndrome. As it alters the way you think and behave, your life can suddenly become very challenging. Common symptoms of post-concussion syndrome include panic attacks, feeling overwhelmed, and lightheadedness. This is partially due to the difficulty in distinguishing real threats from perceived danger.

Being involved in an accident due to another person’s mistakes can leave you with a lot of anger towards their negligence. Fair compensation for your losses can help you obtain the justice you want and the funds you need to move forward.

Contact an Easton brain injury lawyer for more information.

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