August 14th, 2017| When a person’s brain is damaged during an accident, they may experience subtle or profound changes in their ability to do their job, communicate effectively, or even take care of themselves without assistance. Every traumatic brain injury (TBI) is different and has its own symptoms and life-altering effects. People who suffer from TBIs can experience a wide range of complications, but most can be divided into three categories:
- Cognitive problems – When parts of the brain responsible for cognition are injured, victims can experience difficulties with things like memory, learning and reasoning, and communication issues such as difficulty understanding speech or writing.
- Behavioral problems – Some TBI victims may act differently than they did before their accidents. They may suddenly have difficulty with self-control, lack behavioral awareness, or engage in risky behavior. In addition, their emotional states may change rapidly, and they may be prone to depression, anxiety, and anger.
- Physical problems – Because the brain is responsible for so many bodily processes, TBI victims can experience a host of physical symptoms. They may suffer nerve damage—especially in their eyes or facial muscles—and they may develop problems with their senses, including altered taste, ringing in their ears, blurry vision, and difficulty keeping their balance.