Florida residents who get into severe crashes often deal with serious injury. One of the most common severe injury is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries impact all areas of a victim’s life.
Today, we will take a look at the way TBIs may affect your future. The physical, emotional and mental toll a TBI has may uproot a person’s entire life.
The physical and mental impact of TBIs
Mayo Clinic researches traumatic brain injuries and the impact they have. TBIs impact a victim in many ways. They affect you on a physical level. Many victims suffer from migraines or other extensive head pains. Nerve damage results in pain to other areas of the body as well. Some suffer from eye strain. Others have distorted senses. They cannot hear, see, touch, taste or smell as they used to.
On a mental level, TBIs sometimes result in permanent brain damage. This damage manifests in different ways. One person may suffer from extreme memory loss. Another might struggle to do basic math. Experts have recorded cases of victims forgetting how to read, write and do other basic tasks. Some need physical assistance for years to come.
Victims emotionally process a TBI
The emotional impact of a TBI is often the result of the former issues combined. The crash itself is often traumatic. Then, a victim cannot leave it in their past. They deal with constant reminders of the crash because of the injuries they suffer. They are often reminded of what their life once was. This has a heavy and distressing impact. Many TBI victims also suffer from depression, anxiety and even PTSD because of this.
Moving forward, these victims face a future full of arduous recovery. This is daunting for many crash survivors.