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Cognition changes can occur after a traumatic brain injury

On Behalf of | May 4, 2022 | Personal Injury |

A person who’s involved in a car crash can suffer from many injuries, one of which is a traumatic brain injury. This can have a profound impact on the rest of their life, especially if they have permanent damage.

One particular issue that can occur with a traumatic brain injury is cognitive changes. These can make it difficult to interact with others and handle daily life tasks. Consider these ways that cognitive changes can affect your life.

Trouble paying attention

Your attention span may be considerably reduced when you have a traumatic brain injury. Part of the issue might be trouble with information processing. It’s very difficult to remain focused on a task or information when you’re having trouble understanding it. You may find that you’re more distracted than were before the injury or that you have problems with finishing a task before you start a different one.

Difficulties with communication

Having a conversation with someone can be a challenge when you’re having difficulties with cognition. You may have problems with relaying your thoughts. Understanding what they’re saying to you can be hard. Together, those symptoms can lead to misunderstandings that make it impossible to have a productive spoken conversation.

Traumatic brain injuries can have many different effects on the victim. When the injury is the result of another person’s negligence, seeking compensation is possible This is a chance to shift the financial responsibility for the crash from the victim to the negligent party. Find out more about your right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more.