After a car accident, you may suffer from a traumatic brain injury. If this comes along with physical injuries, it may be clear to everyone what you’re dealing with as you heal.
However, brain injuries can often persist long after physical injuries have healed. This can make you feel like you have an invisible injury that you have to deal with alone, even when no one else really understands what you’re going through.
Your personality could change
For instance, one of the potential symptoms of a brain injury is a personality change. You could become more withdrawn and quiet, even if you were always a positive, happy person before. You may feel like you get angrier faster than you once did, or that you can’t seem to let little things go.
When this happens, it tends to impact your loved ones most of all. They may feel like they no longer know you. They may struggle to relate to you. This can make you feel isolated and it just makes everything worse.
It can also impact your workplace relationships. Perhaps you worked in customer service or as a salesperson. Your personality was a huge part of your success. If it has been fundamentally altered, does that mean you are now at the end of your career? Could your injury keep you from working?
What options do you have?
If you have suffered from a TBI and the invisible symptoms that go along with it, you could end up with lost wages, high medical bills and much more. Be sure you know what legal options you have.