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How can a brain injury change your life?

Mississippi residents who get involved in car crashes can find themselves facing a number of potential injuries. Brain injuries are often among the most common, and they can also be some of the most disruptive to your quality of living.

The most severe of these injuries are traumatic brain injuries (TBI). As the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) explains, TBIs are brain injuries caused by an outside force resulting in moderate to severe damage. Traumatic injuries to the head often result in skull fractures, brain bleeding, and can lead to seizures or issues with mental clarity. Your nervous system may also be impacted, leading to potential paralysis or trouble with sensation, light, and other senses.

Minor head injuries are a little easier for most people to deal with. They often have shorter healing times than TBIs, and may also involve a less intensive recovery processes. Though you may still need to go to physical therapy or have small issues with memory, the problems you face are more likely to fade with time. Healing time can be weeks to months with this type of damage.

On the other hand, TBIs can last months to even years. Some side-effects may stick with you for the rest of your life, forcing you to alter your way of living. Issues can arise with memory, personality, physical capabilities, and more. The stress of understanding that your life has changed is often so traumatic that therapy is needed for coping, as well.

Because of the intensive care TBIs need, the expenses can be quite high. For this reason, you may wish to consider contacting an attorney in order to seek compensation for a little extra help in recovery.

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