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What sort of damage can be caused by a brain injury?

Head injuries are a serious matter. No matter how minor they may seem at the time, there is a chance that the impact could have done damage to your brain. Furthermore, the signs associated with a brain injury do not always present themselves immediately. It could be weeks or even months before you realize that anything is wrong.

In a previous article, we discussed the symptoms of concussion and how to spot them. But what are the potential repercussions of suffering a brain injury? As you may know, every area of the brain has a different role. For example, the frontal lobe controls your spatial perception and your sense of touch. In contrast, your brain stem governs your breathing and heart rate.

The effects brought about by your brain injury depend on the area of the brain that is damaged and the extent of that damage. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, no incidence of brain injury exactly matches another. Furthermore, the long-term effects are often complex and may leave a person altered in many ways.

They may struggle with basic tasks such as talking or eating, they may lose memories or be unable to form new ones. The injury could even change the way they feel, think and act. Depending on the severity of the effects, a brain injury victim could suffer permanent disabilities and require long-term care and support.

It is a lot to take in and a difficult thing to come to terms with. Even so, you do not need to face this difficult period alone. An attorney may be able to help you seek compensation for your injuries, or pursue a payout from your insurance provider.

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138 Main Street, Suite 200
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Annapolis, MD 21401

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