Long-term motorcycle injuries can affect injured Dallas riders for years. Among these serious injuries is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially if the rider wasn’t wearing a helmet. It’s challenging to predict the exact type of complications that a person can expect after suffering a TBI in a motorcycle accident.
Consequences may depend on the severity of the TBI, the rate of recovery, the types of resources available to the person during the recovery, and other factors.
What are some physical effects of a TBI?
Below are some of the physical complications of a TBI that a patient might suffer. In some cases, the complications may affect the patient long term.
- Loss of, blurred, or otherwise impaired, vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Chronic headaches
- Loss of control over bladder functions
Your doctor can give you more specific information about your injury and its expected effects.
What is the impact of a TBI on cognitive function?
Some patients who suffered a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury will have problems with cognitive abilities, including concentration, memory, learning new things, and focusing on tasks for a long period of time. Speech might become slower and the person might have problem-solving impairments as well. The injury may impact the ability to process large amounts of information too.
What is a TBI’s effect on mood?
There are also potential long-term behavioral changes that patients might experience with a moderate or severe brain injury. These consequences affect not just the individual, but also loved ones who may find it hard to deal with these personality changes.
Some TBIs might affect the patient’s social skills. Depression, anxiety, aggressiveness and other personality changes or mental health problems may affect the patient. Again, your doctor and a mental health professional can provide more detailed guidance on the complications you or your loved one might experience.
File a Personal Injury Claim to Address Long-term Motorcycle Injuries
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident that someone else caused, you may file a liability claim against that party to recover damages. There are long-term consequences to these injuries that a lawyer will identify and pursue compensation for them in your claim.
Call 214-290-8001 to set up a consultation about your case with attorney Julie Johnson if you’re in or around Dallas. You can also fill out our contact form to set up your free consultation.