Two types of accidents are the most commonplace causes of traumatic brain injuries in Florida and around the country. Far and away the most frequent cause is a slip and fall. These types of accidents are followed by car crashes in terms of frequency of occurrence. TBIs have the potential for causing a number of different types of long-term brain disorders, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The four most commonly occurring brain disorders arising from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are:
- Thinking impairment
- Sensation impact
- Language impairment
- Emotional impact
The cognitive impact of TBIs can be profound. In some more severe cases, a victim can suffer memory issues and problems with reasoning. Memory and reasoning issues can prove to be life-long impairments that show little improvement over time, if any.
TBIs are known to result in impact to a victim’s sensations. These can include impairment of sight and hearing. A traumatic brain injury is also known to cause a long-term or even permanent impairment to a person’s ability to properly maintain balance.
Language impairment following a traumatic brain injury has the potential for being exhibited in a number of different ways. A person with a TBI may not only have problems communicating with others but may face impairment when it comes to understanding.
Time and again, people suffering from TBIs face any number of different types of emotional issues:
- Personality alterations
- Acting out
- Socially inappropriate behavior