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A car accident can make you forget your family

On Behalf of | Dec 16, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

There are a lot of ways that injuries can impact you after a car accident, depending on the severity of the injuries. If you suffer from a traumatic brain injury TBI, one of the potential issues you may face is a loss of memory.

How severe this loss is, and how long it lasts, is unique from case to case. Researchers do know that short-term memories are more often impacted than long-term memories. That said, they also note that memory issues are incredibly common for TBI victims, so there is a good chance you will have some sort of memory issues after a head injury.

Now, these could be as simple as not remembering what happened at the moment of the crash, or they could be as extensive as forgetting entire chunks of your life. What if you forget your family members or your co-workers? What if you forget important details of your life or key events that already took place? These memories may never return, or they may return in time. All brain injuries are different, so you never really know exactly how much healing is going to occur.

So what should you do?

The most important thing to do is to work with medical professionals who understand the intricacies of traumatic brain injuries. They can help you explore all of your treatment options so that you can have the best possible recovery. Most recovery tends to happen in the initial months after the crash, so you don’t want to put this off.

Of course, this treatment is not going to be free, and it may be incredibly expensive. That’s when you need to know how to seek financial compensation from the person who caused the accident in the first place. Learn more about your legal options today.

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