A Seattle injury attorney discusses the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injuries, including physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.

Traumatic Brain Injury Disabilities: Physical, Mental & Emotional

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are perhaps the most devastating types of injuries sustained in accidents. Why? While other types of injuries can result in physical disabilities, those suffering from traumatic brain injuries can grapple with three types of life-long disabilities: physical disabilities, mental disabilities, and emotional disabilities.

When you damage your brain, you are damaging the center of your nervous system – brain injuries can change every aspect of how you think and how you feel. Let’s take a closer look at the possible long-term consequences of TBI:

  • Physical disabilities. Your brain controls your movements and motor skills. A brain injury can result in a wide range of disabilities related to movement, seeing, hearing, and speaking. An extreme example would be a person who is paralyzed or partially paralyzed after a TBI. A milder example would be a person who has difficulty with fine motor skills (such as drawing or writing) after a TBI.
  • Mental disabilities. Those with a TBI may also have difficulty thinking, concentrating, or remembering. They may suffer from headaches and fatigue. They may need to speak more slowly, listen more carefully, or write down notes. They may face long-term and short-term memory problems that make work and school difficult. They may also have difficulty with planning and judgment.
  • Emotional disabilities. If the frontal lobe of your brain is injured, you may suffer from behavioral issues and personality changes. In addition, many TBI survivors struggle with anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. Some may have problems with judgment and impulse control, while others may suffer from emotional swings, extreme emotions, or relating to others.

If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident you believe was caused by negligence, it is critical to speak with a Seattle injury attorney about your case. Brain injuries can be life-changing and extremely expensive – making certain that the at-fault party takes responsibility for these consequences is vital. Call the Andrew Kim Law Firm today to schedule a free, private consultation with an attorney: 800-636-3676. 


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