Representing Injured People

A head injury can result in personality changes 

On Behalf of | Feb 28, 2023 | Car Accidents

Driving is a useful way to get around, which is why it’s still the most popular form of transport. Sadly, the activity is still somewhat dangerous, with thousands of people being killed in collisions every year. 

The most concerning type of injury that a person can suffer during a crash is trauma to the head. Not only can this bring about physical pain and suffering, but a head injury has the potential to alter your behavior in the following ways. 

You may become irritable 

Generally, you’re extremely laid back and it takes a lot to rile you. However, after your accident you’ve become uncharacteristically short. You’re constantly arguing with your partner and you’re struggling to find patience when dealing with your elderly relatives. 

The most worrying thing is that you’ve even snapped at your kids, who you cherish. It is not uncommon for concussions and more severe brain injuries to alter your personality. Thankfully, these symptoms can go away but with more severe brain injuries, the effects can be permanent. 

You may lose interest in life 

Before your accident, you were always full of energy. You had big plans both in terms of your personal life and professional development. You always had a full calendar. After the accident, everything can change. 

You haven’t seen your friends for months, despite them calling, and you barely leave the house. Losing interest in life could be a sign of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other serious mental conditions. 

A car crash can turn your life upside down, particularly if you suffer catastrophic injuries. One thing that can help is to receive some financial relief, which can come in the form of personal injury compensation. Seek legal guidance to find out if you qualify.