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Brain Injuries & Memory Loss

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can range in severity depending on the nature of an initial injury. While mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions result from less serious impacts than severe TBI, which results in a loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or more, all brain injuries have the potential to adversely affect victims and result in a range of symptoms that can persist for weeks, months, or even longer.

From headaches and feelings of confusion to sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and feelings of anxiety and depression, the effects of a brain injury are largely unpredictable, and a matter that varies from victim to victim. While symptoms may be unpredictable, they can have a considerable impact on the cognitive abilities of a victim, as well as their abilities to handle daily tasks and work productively to earn a living. Chief among these is memory loss.

According to medical research, memory impairment is a common consequence of brain injuries. When there is trauma in the brain, research shows, it can affect the way memory is retained and accessed for later use. Following injuries and trauma, transient memory disruption is common, and it can affect the way victims are able to access important information stored in the brain, as well as their short term memory. However, this symptom is reversible, and victims often note that their memory improves over time as they heal and recover.

Unfortunately, some brain injuries can have a lasting impact on memory. This is especially true in cases of severe TBI, which can result from car accidents, commercial truck accidents, and other serious events of trauma. It is also a symptom associated with repetitive head injuries, as illustrated by former NFL and football athletes who have been found to face increased risks of memory impairment and conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Ultimately, victims of brain injuries require monitoring from medical professionals, various cognitive treatments, and time in order to recover from memory loss or learn to live with lasting memory impairments. During this time, it may be difficult for them to handle daily tasks like driving, or to work and earn wages. Fortunately, our civil justice system provides pathways through which they can recover compensation for these losses, as well as other damages that may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

Help for Brain Injury Victims

At Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C., our San Antonio personal injury lawyers focus on representing victims who suffer serious and catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. Having seen the difficulties victims face during their recoveries, we understand their need for full and fair compensation. This is why we leverage over 100 years of combined experience, as well as extensive resources and insight provided by two Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyers (Texas Board of Legal Specialization) to hold at-fault parties accountable for the injuries caused by their negligence.

If you have questions about brain injuries and your rights following an accident that could and should have been prevented, contact our firm for a free consultation.