Español中文 VOICE OF THE INJURED

The many and unexpected symptoms associated with a TBI

Home / Blog / The many and unexpected symptoms associated with a TBI

Last month we wrote a post in which we discussed how roughly 14 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. are suffered in motor vehicle accidents. While the initial financial burdens associated with medical care and lost wages are often discussed, damage suffered to the brain is permanent and these types of serious injuries impact every facet of an individual’s life.

Cognitive impairments, memory problems, and sleep disturbances are just a few of the adverse symptoms with which TBI sufferers must learn to live. Additionally, changes in behavior, personality, and emotional responses are common after a TBI and such changes can be extremely difficult for both an individual and his or her family members to cope with.

In some cases, personality changes can be significant and result in a previously outgoing, happy and easygoing person being transformed into a reclusive, depressed and anxious one. Indeed, a head injury can impact areas of the brain that control impulses and emotions and the effects of these changes are often negative in nature.

For example, many TBI sufferers appear to lack empathy and become more very self-centered. Aggression is also frequently experienced and exhibited by brain injury survivors who may become easily frustrated and angered. Likewise, symptoms associated with depression and anxiety often manifest after a TBI and such symptoms are often exacerbated when an individual realizes that things that were previously easy are now a struggle.

Injuries suffered in car or truck accidents can permanently and negatively impact an individual’s life in numerous ways. While the side effects of some injuries may not ever heal, compensation recovered in a lawsuit can help an individual and his or her family members obtain the best possible care and restore hope for a brighter future.

Source: Family Caregiver Alliance, “Coping with Behavior Problems after Head Injury,” July 17, 2015

By: Howard Raphaelson

Howard A. Raphaelson founded Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, P.C. in 1992 after graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. His personal injury law firm, established in New York, NY, has obtained numerous million-dollar verdicts. With over twenty-five years of experience as a personal injury attorney, he has earned a trusted reputation from his peers, judges, and top leaders, including recognition among the top 5% injury attorneys, and has been awarded as a “Super Lawyer” (Thomson Reuters) and “New York’s Best Lawyers” (New York Magazine). View all posts by Howard Raphaelson

Recent Legal Insights

Injured? We Can Help.

If you or a loved one have been injured and have questions about your legal options, contact Raphaelson & Levine today. Our personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of New Yorkers understand their next steps following a serious injury. Call (212) 268-3222 or request a free lawyer consultation.

Proudly Serving New York Since 1992

Located near Penn Station, our law firm serves Nassau County, Rockland County, Suffolk County, Westchester and all other cities and counties in New York, including the five boroughs of New York City: Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, & Staten Island.

Contact Us Today For A

free lawyer consultation

Overwhelmed with medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering? Don't settle with an insurance company for less than you deserve. Complete the form below to speak with an attorney about your claim.

14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1718
New York, NY 10122 (Directions)
Manhattan Law Office: (212) 268-3222
Hours: Open 24 hours

NOTE: ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED

Contact Us

Free Lawyer Consultation

+1
Share
Tweet
Share
Email