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Coping with Lasting Effects of TBI after a Car Accident in Temple, GA (Part A)

For many people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), there can be significant long-lasting effects that continue to impact daily life.  If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI in a car accident in Temple, GA, you'll need to speak to a Carroll County law firm and discuss filing a claim to recover compensation.

Physical Effects of TBI

With minor head injuries, patients can often heal completely and may suffer only temporary side effects. With a TBI, however, because severe internal damage has been done, the aftereffects are usually dramatic and life-changing.

Some of the physical symptoms of TBI can include:
 

  • persistent headaches;
  • neck pain;
  • blurred vision;
  • dizziness, vertigo, and balance problems;
  • ringing in the ears;
  • nausea and vomiting; and
  • paralysis. 

Cognitive and Emotional Effects of TBI

Due to the nature of TBI, patients can suffer a wide range of symptoms that interfere with thoughts, emotions, language, and sensate abilities.

TBI patients may experience varying degrees of symptoms such as:
 

  • cognitive issues, such as memory problems and impaired reasoning;
  • changes in sensation that affect touch, taste, and smell;
  • difficulty with language, such as with communication and expression; and
  • emotional side effects, such as depression, anxiety, and personality changes. 

Oftentimes, to friends and family members, it seems as if their loved one with a TBI no longer acts or behaves the same. Since such profound effects can occur when a loved one has suffered a TBI, it's important to fully research your options and get the legal and financial help you need to ensure the best care possible.

Long-term care and rehabilitation will be quite expensive, and if the TBI was caused in a car accident in Temple, GA, you might be able to seek financial restitution by filing a personal injury claim. Contact a Carroll County Law firm to discuss your legal options and get assistance in making a claim to recover compensation.

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