Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the leading cause of disability for people under 40 years old. Individuals can suffer traumatic brain injuries from even the most common accidents, such as slips and falls, car accidents, workplace accidents, and more. If you or your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury, you might be wondering if there is a path to recovery.
After suffering from a TBI, many people have problems with memory, attention, executive function, behavioral control, regulation of mood, and more. However, there may be a path to recovery depending on the severity of the injuries. Although the future is uncertain after suffering a brain injury, some patients have seen improvements two to ten years after the accident.
Since brain injuries are more common in people between the ages of 15 and 24, a TBI is more likely to affect them since they are still in the brain development process. Studies have shown that people who suffer a TBI within that age range have trouble attaining independence from parental support and forming social networks. It could also result in low self-esteem, social isolation, and more.
Some people who suffer TBI could see long-term psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and substance misuse. Although there is little evidence to link major side effects with the severity of the injury, researchers believe that the presence of anxiety and depression is more strongly associated with coping styles instead of the severity of the brain injury.
If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury, there may be long-term side effects. If the brain injury was caused because of another person’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. Our San Francisco brain injury attorneys have helped families throughout California recover the compensation they deserve after suffering a brain injury. We have recovered millions of dollars on our client’s behalf and we are ready to help you too.
Contact our San Francisco brain injury lawyers today at 415-688-2176 to schedule a case review!