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What Can I Expect After a Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury?

By Timothy Bussey on December 24, 2012

Effects Traumatic Brain InjuryA traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have lingering effects that last for months, years, or even the rest of an injured person’s life.

The long-term consequences of a TBI depend on the severity of the injury and what part of the brain was injured, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some of the more common long-term symptoms suffered by TBI patients include:

  • Problems with thinking, including memory and concentration;
  • Issues with sensation, like experiencing garbled or confusing touch, taste, and smell sensations;
  • Difficulty with language, including communication, expressing thoughts or feelings, and understanding written or spoken messages from others; and
  • Problems with emotions, such as irritability, depression, anxiety, or personality changes.

After a traumatic brain injury, you can reduce the risk of long-term symptoms in many ways. Getting plenty of rest is key after a TBI, and so is avoiding activity that might re-injure your brain. Talk to your doctor about when it is safe for you to drive a car or perform other tasks that require concentration or good reflexes, because your reactions may be slower after an injury.

If you struggle with mental or emotional symptoms, such as depression or anxiety, don’t hesitate to talk to a doctor or therapist. After a TBI, mental symptoms are every bit as serious as physical ones. Finally, if you need help understanding your legal rights and options after an accident, contact an experienced Colorado Springs traumatic brain injury lawyer to discuss your case.

Personal injury lawyer Timothy Bussey and the legal team of the Bussey Law Firm will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you need to recover well. To discuss your situation and see how we can help you on the road to recovery, call (719) 475-2555.


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