Texas car accident victims can suffer from a traumatic brain injury. These injuries can range from mild to severe. Even moderate TBI injuries can have long-lasting effects on the life of the person.
The BrainLine organization states that moderate TBI sufferers can experience polytrauma. The injury can cause disabilities both mental and physical. Patients must learn to live with these conditions, many of which do not resolve fully.
These disabilities can cause ongoing challenges for the patient. Common motor deficits resulting in physical disabilities include vision problems, paralysis, loss of fine motor skills and uncontrollable movements. Mental disabilities can include memory loss, difficulty thinking and not recognizing items.
In turn, the disabilities can cause challenges for the person in their relationships. Retaining employment or participating in once-loved activities may not be possible any longer. This can, in turn, have a negative effect on their emotional state.
TheraSpecs states that moderate TBIs affect all aspects of the patient’s life. Immediately following the injury, the brain works hard to repair the damage often with some success. However, some damaged parts of the brain cannot repair. These parts then decline over the years causing more challenges.
Since the decline of injuries happens over time, patients often experience a delayed onset of symptoms. These injuries cost the patient significantly both emotionally and socially. The damage to the brain as a result of a moderate TBI can cause an increase in degenerative brain diseases as the persona ages. The person’s quality of life suffers as a result of their injury causing an increased risk of death.