A brain injury of any sort is tragic, not only because of the injury itself but also because of the way that it can impact you. Even minor injuries can lead to long-lasting effects on your mental capabilities. This can include altering your memory.
When a brain injury affects your short-term and long-term memory, you might be unable to continue doing the things that you did before the accident. This can make it difficult to do your job, to have a social life and to care for your family. You might find that you are becoming more and more frustrated as time progresses because you are unable to remember things.
Your family members and caregivers might also be affected by the ways the injury impacted your memory. Having to learn to cope with the mood swings that might come because of the injury can be very challenging.
We understand that you couldn’t prepare for the situation you are going through right now. You might not know where to turn for the help you need. Sadly, many of the assistance options that benefit a person with a brain injury come at a considerable cost. The need for help, the impacts of the injury and the financial strain you are under can create a perfect storm of sorts that might make the situation even worse.
If your injury was caused by an accident that resulted from another person’s negligence, you might decide that you are going to seek compensation. This can help you cover the bills that come from the accident. It might help to replace the income that you’ve lost due to the injury.