What are the effects of a brain injury?
There is no one type of brain injury. It isn’t the same as injuring an arm or a leg. When we injure a limb, we can foresee the physical implications, whether the limits of any resulting physical limitations last a couple weeks, a couple months, or are permanent. There are a lot of ways through which we can adapt. There are crutches, wheelchairs, prosthetics—there are even robotic prosthetics in the works that can allow someone to use their prosthetic in almost the same way as they could their own hand. Unfortunately, technology can’t help us in the same way when we receive a brain injury. The effects are often a lot less physical—even though they have physical implications. And the difference between the types of injuries is an apparent one: we may use our limbs for a lot of things we need to do in our lives, but we need our brains to control those limbs. If an injury impairs the ability of your brain to function, no matter the severity of the injury and effects, the impacts can be a lot more traumatizing—and that’s why you need to call a Los Angeles brain injury attorney ( www.KBKlawyers.com/Los-angeles-Brain-Injury-Attorney ) right away when you receive a brain injury.
Your brain is in command of your cognitive abilities, and that means a brain injury can leave you with impairments to those cognitive abilities. These can range from mild and temporary to severe and chronic headaches and migraines (some of which can also leave you with impaired vision, light sensitivity, sensitivity to sound and smell, and feelings of illness like nausea. A brain injury can also cause difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, PTSD, mood swings and frustration, and even behavioural and personality changes. You can walk away from a brain injury a different person—and not just different based on your own or others’ perceptions of your ability. And that puts more than just yourself at risk from the brain injury, which is why you need to call a Los Angeles brain injury attorney right away when you receive an injury.
Who else can be impacted?
If your brain injury leaves you unable to work, your business partner is going to feel that burden. Your spouse, significant other, or family members will also feel that burden, especially if your injury leaves you permanently unable to resume your role as financial breadwinner. And, of course, you will also be faced with medical expenses in connection to your injury—and those will be compounded by any accommodations you need to make for your new self, like the incorporation of a professional ( www.KBKlawyers.com/Firm ) care provider. Those are just the surface impacts, though; there are a lot more impacts that a lot of people don’t think about until it’s too late. You know you need to find financial supports for your family—but what about psychological supports? If you walk away from your accident a different person, you aren’t the only one who is going to be traumatized by the incident. Your spouse will have to adjust to the new person you’ve suddenly become—and will have to grieve for the loss of the former you, even if you are still physically the same person. In addition, depending on the extent of your cognitive impairment and your mood swings and frustration, you may very well become a risk to your children. And these effects may not appear overnight; they may develop over time as a result of your injury. That is why it is best to contact a Los Angeles brain injury attorney.
A Los Angeles brain injury attorney can provide you and your family with the supports you all need to heal, recover, or adapt after your injury so you all can keep living your lives as normally as possible.