You don’t have to be knocked unconscious or severely injured to suffer a brain injury. If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile wreck, truck wreck, motorcycle wreck, fall or some other type of accident where you received trauma to your head, you may have suffered a brain injury.
Some brain injuries can only be detected with the help of medical professionals. If you have suffered trauma to your head from any type of accident, seek medical attention immediately .
According to the Brain Injury Association of America approximately 1.5 million people in the United States each year have brain injuries. Each year 50,000 people die from brain injuries and over 235,000 people are hospitalized.
Consequences from a traumatic brain injury can change the quality of life considerably and linger for years. For some individuals, the result is a permanent disability or loss of life.
Other types of incidents which result in traumatic brain injuries include:
Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Some effects of a traumatic brain injury don’t show up right away. For some types of brain injuries, the effects can show up weeks later. If you were involved in a fall, automobile wreck, truck wreck or any other type of accident in which you suffered trauma to your head, seek medical attention immediately.
Some of the simplest tasks we take for granted and do every day can become very difficult, if not impossible because of effects of a brain injury.
Some of the most common issues associated with traumatic brain injury include:
- Emotional Instability
- Mood Swings
- Personality Changes
- Vision Changes
- Hearing Changes
- Taste Changes