A brain injury changes your life right away. From the moment you wake up in the hospital, you're going to be able to tell that things are different. You may have trouble remembering where you are or who you are. You might have difficulty speaking or walking. Depending on where the injury is, you may even lose your sight or hearing.
Your morning commute almost turns deadly when another driver runs the red light and slams into you at nearly 60 miles per hour. You don't see it coming. You don't even remember it after the fact.
A traumatic brain injury is life changing for the victim, but many people don't think about how much a spouse or caregiver will have to adjust after the accident. It is true that the victim will have to deal with the physical pain of the injury, but there are many different factors that the caregiver will have to deal with as well.
Getting into a car accident, or slipping and falling on a wet surface, can lead to some very serious injuries. You could hurt your hip or your legs, forever impeding your ability to get around and live an active life. You could hurt your arms or your torso, preventing you from performing or completing everyday tasks and activities that you once took for granted. Or you could hurt your head or neck, possibly paralyzing you or leaving you with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
On your way home from work, a car slams into the back of you car while you are stopped at a red light. You feel fine at the scene of the accident, but you are a little sore and shaken up.
Car crashes can wreak havoc on the body. The more violent the crash, the more serious the injuries are in most cases. One injury that is especially troubling -- and often left undiagnosed in the period immediately following a car accident -- is a traumatic brain injury.