Traumatic brain injuries are very likely in auto accidents because of the force generated. A violent shift one way or the other can cause a driver or passenger’s head to hit a car window or a front windshield.
The effects of traumatic brain injury from a car accident, for example, can leave permanent effects like amnesia, i.e. memory loss. Amnesia can vary depending on how much or what type of memory is affected — short-term or long-term.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury attorneys know that some head injuries — like amnesia — can be very long lasting. Every case of amnesia is different; some cases last a few days, while others can potentially last for a lifetime.
Doctors have known for a long time that a number of psychiatric patients become suspicious of close relationships. These patients remove cut themselves off from those who love them because they insist the people they used to know are strangers.
These delusions are sometimes symptoms of schizophrenia, but over the last ten years or so, researchers have found similar delusions in others who have neurological problems caused by traumatic blows to the head.
Researchers have been trying to locate a single “identity spot” to correct this problem, but the brain uses several regions working together to formulate a person’s identity and memories. Learning what identity is can help researchers create treatments for people who have amnesia from traumatic brain injury as a result of an auto accident.
Amnesia can be very traumatic to a family because it makes it difficult on the family if father who cannot remember his wife or children, for example.
Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer in San Diego will help you deal with a situation like a family member with amnesia. We will work to get a personal injury settlement that can help you deal with any pain and suffering or paying current and future medical bills.
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