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How traumatic brain injuries can change people’s lives

On Behalf of | Jan 13, 2023 | Personal Injury And Wrongful Death

As people in Kansas City know, the brain is one of the most important parts of the human body. The brain controls the body and ensures that it is functioning properly. It controls the movement of the body parts, it controls their cognitive processing, their emotions and other aspects of human life. People may take it for granted throughout their lives and usually do not realize how much the brain does for them every day.

People who suffer traumatic brain injuries certainly realize the importance of the brain. After a traumatic brain injury, people’s lives can be completely different from before the injury.

Effects of traumatic brain injuries

People can experience physical problems such as losing consciousness, having headaches, nausea, seizures, numbness in fingers and toes, lose their coordination, have difficulties with their speech, have light sensitivity, experience ringing in their ears and other physical problems.

They also can experience cognitive complications, which can include memory loss and concentration problems, mood changes and swings, difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, become combative and experience changes in behavior, have slurred speech and other cognitive difficulties.

Traumatic brain injuries can have devastating effects on people’s lives and can occur in a variety of ways. Some of the leading causes are falls and motor vehicle accidents. This means that some people suffer these injuries due to the actions of others. For example, people may fall due to negligent care of property or be hit by another vehicle while driving. This can be especially devastating knowing other people could have prevented the injury by showing more care for their own actions.

People who suffer traumatic brain injuries in Missouri often need medical treatment and sometimes they need the medical treatment for a long time. They also may not be able to work while they are recovering from the injury. If other people are responsible for the accident, the victim may be able to receive compensation. Victims of these accidents should not be left with financial difficulties in addition to the physical ones. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating these injuries are and may be able to help people acquire what they deserve.