What are Some of the Potential Long-Term Effects of a Severe Brain Injury After a Car Accident?

After an accident, brain injury can occur, which often times leads to long-term effects including motor damage and certain neurological diseases.

Brain injuries can affect cognitive, physical and psychological skills. In addition to the direct symptoms and effects of a brain injury, such as loss of consciousness, mental confusion and blurred vision, numerous long-term effects may develop over time.

Post-Injury Problems of Brain Injury from Car Accident

  • Parkinson’s Disease – Parkinson’s, a chronic and progressive disorder, may develop after a brain injury as a result of damage to the basal ganglia, a brain structure that controls movement.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease – the more severe the head injury, the higher the chances are of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, neurodegenerative disease.
  • Dementia – dementia, which is characterized by long-term memory problems, can result from accidents that cause a coma-inducing brain injury.

Life can change in the blink of an eye when you or a loved one is involved in a car accident. Getting the best medical treatment available, both immediate and long-term, is vital to maintaining the highest possible degree of health.

To seek compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident, including long-term medical treatments, speak with a Florida brain injury attorney. You shouldn’t have to worry about paying for expensive medical treatments when someone else may be to blame for your injuries.

If you want to learn more, start by requesting a free copy of our legal guide, Five Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Florida Accident Case. If you prefer to speak to us right away, contact us today for a no-cost evaluation of your case at 727-446-0840.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.