Can your crash impact your personality?

| Jan 20, 2021 | Firm News |

After getting into a serious motorcycle crash, you likely suffered from injury. Head, neck and back injuries are among the most common. If you suffer from a head injury, you likely also suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Unfortunately, TBIs can hugely impact every aspect of your life. Your memory, physical health and even personality may end up altered because of it.

TBI victims lash out

Mayo Clinic looks at some of the more common effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many people are aware of the less extreme impact TBIs can have on personality. For example, many victims grow irate and struggle to control their temper. But in extreme cases, this can result in the victim lashing out at loved ones and even getting physically violent. Needless to say, this is a shocking and upsetting thing for everyone to deal with.

But temper is not the only thing that TBIs affect. You may find yourself unable to contain your emotions, leading to outbursts. Many TBI sufferers say they feel more prone to crying. Others have reported throwing tantrums at the workplace without even realizing what they are doing.

Causes of temperament changes

This may tie in to frontal lobe damage. This area of the brain helps control impulse. Without it, you may find yourself behaving in an erratic, illogical way. You may also have a lower tolerance for everyday irritations.

Unfortunately, these issues can impact your ability to hold down a steady job. Between this and the high cost of medical care, you could easily end up in a financial bind. This is why many in your situation choose to seek financial compensation. Consider contacting a lawyer to learn more about your options.