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Psychological problems associated with traumatic brain injuries

People in Florida suffer injuries as the result of many different types of accidents. People are injured in car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, sports activities, work-place accidents and many others. The types and severity of the injuries can vary quite a bit as well. The injuries can be minor and a person may not see a medical professional. Others are very severe and can completely change a person's life.

One type of injury that can change a person's life is a traumatic brain injury. These injuries can cause significant brain damage, resulting in physical and cognitive problems. In many cases it takes a long time for a person's brain function to completely come back and sometimes a person may never regain the full capabilities of their brain function.

The cognitive problems that can arise can sometimes change a person's life more than the physical issues. Many times the cognitive issues are associated with psychological problems and can cause behavioral and personality changes. Many victims of a traumatic brain injury become aggressive or agitated, suffer from withdrawal, become impulsive and suffer from many other issues.

It can also cause people to be unable to perform certain tasks at work as well and the victim may lose their job. They also may force the victim to live in a situation where there are in need of constant caregivers. Many also need to use the services of a neuropsychologist. All of these factors can really hurt the person financially as well.

Depending on who was at fault for the accident causing the traumatic brain injury, the victim may be able to receive compensation for all these issues though. The person or entity who was responsible for the accident may have to compensate the victim for the lost wages, medical bills and other damages associated with the fact that the victim may not be able to participate in many activities they used to enjoy.

Unfortunately, many people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year in Florida. These injuries can cause major physical and cognitive problems that completely change the victim's life. The victim may be able to obtain compensation for these injuries though. Experienced attorneys understand what compensation may be available and may be able to help protect one's rights.

Source:, "Learning About Traumatic Brain Injury", accessed on April 21, 2015

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