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Brain injuries can change your personality

| Dec 30, 2020 | Personal Injury |

If you suffer a traumatic brain injury at work, in your car, while riding your motorcycle or in any other fashion, your physical issues may not be all that you have to deal with. Brain injuries are incredibly complex. It is even possible for them to change your personality, and these changes may not be reversible.

Numerous changes

There are many potential changes, of course, and all injuries are different. You just need to know what to watch out for and what it can mean for your future.

For instance, one man said that he used to be even-tempered and generally mellow. He suffered a brain injury and then started having flashes of anger. It was much easier to lose his temper. You can imagine that these changes could be hard for family members to deal with.

He also said that his inclination used to be to act as a leader. After the TBI, he usually did not feel inclined to lead, but to watch. He just did not have the drive and initiative that he used to have.

Now imagine that you were given a job because you were an incredible leader. Is your brain injury going to make you less effective at work? Is it going to stunt your career? Could you even get fired? These are all potential costs that you need to consider, along with things like lost wages and medical bills.

Seeking compensation

In short, a brain injury can change your life. It can do so on multiple fronts. You need to know what legal options you have to seek proper compensation.