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Will your brain injury affect your memory?

On Behalf of | Dec 2, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

As a resident in Florida who has recently gotten into a severe car crash, you may have ended up suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These types of injuries can have a lasting and varied impact on the sufferer. Today, we will take a look at how memory may be affected.

TBIs often do have an impact on memory, though the severity and extent of it will depend heavily on the type of brain injury you had, how quickly it was treated, and your physical state at the time of the crash. Many people suffer from short-term memory loss. This can include forgetting the crash itself and the moments leading up to it.

More severe than short-term memory loss is short-term memory damage. With this, a victim will have trouble remembering things in the short-term. This can include events that just occurred, information the victim recently learned, or conversations they recently had or were even in the middle of having. This can be frustrating both for the victim and the people around them, as the victim often repeats questions over and over, having forgotten they already received the answer.

Short-term memory damage can be hard to predict. It is possible to recover from it, but in other cases, a person can suffer with some of the effects for the rest of their life. If you are curious to read more about motor vehicle accidents and the potential injuries that may result from it, consider visiting our web page on the same topic to learn more. You can take a closer look at different types of crashes and injuries related to them.

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