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The true impact of a head injury

| Mar 7, 2019 | Firm News, personal injury

Kentucky residents who get involved in an incident that results in head injury can end up suffering from brain damage. This can take different forms and may result in different impacts on a victim based on the severity of the accident itself. Unfortunately, it will almost always result in the person’s life being changed.

First, FindLaw points out that there are numerous types of head injuries. Some involve impacts, such as when a person falls or takes a hit. This can result in contusions or concussions, which are essentially bruising, swelling, and bleeding of the brain to various levels of severity. In other case there may be penetration injuries, in which a foreign object breaks through the skull and into the brain tissue. Brain injuries can even occur through the deprivation of oxygen, otherwise known as anoxia or hypoxia.

Mayo Clinic states that whatever the cause of a brain injury, the end results can be equally devastating. Brain injuries can have a serious impact on a person’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Physical issues include nerve damage or sense impairment. Motor skills can suffer, too.

Mentally, a person may find themselves unable to process things the way they used to. They could have trouble with memory and may have difficulties with learning abilities. Emotionally, victims can become prone to violence, aggression, hot temperaments, and sudden outbursts. Many may suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses as well.

These effects can severely alter how a person is able to live their life. For many, compensation for injuries is a starting point on the long road of rebuilding normalcy.