Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Memory Loss

People who sustain traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can suffer a variety of consequences, including memory loss. Memory loss can affect everything from skill-specific memories to the formation of long-term memories. Unfortunately, this type of brain trauma can be devastating, as it can prevent a person from performing his or her job-related responsibilities or even adequately caring for himself or herself. Because of the immense financial problems associated with TBIs and memory loss, victims of traumatic brain injuries may want to consider seeking financial compensation from the person or party at fault for their TBI.

At Yearout & Traylor, P.C., we believe that victims of accidents caused by the negligence of others should not have to cover their damages alone. Our attorneys can help Birmingham residents fight for the full, generous compensation they deserve for personal injury accidents including traumatic brain injuries.

Memory Loss Linked to Head and Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can cause several different types of memory loss that may require different treatment strategies to overcome. These kinds of memory loss may include the following:

  • Immediate short-term memory loss, often including the loss of any memories relating to the accident that caused the injury
  • Immediate long-term memory loss, which may include personal and family memories
  • Loss of memories tied to certain skills, such as job skills or the knowledge needed to enjoy a hobby
  • Loss of the ability to build or retain new memories due to brain damage

Sometimes, treatment can help recover some of a person’s lost memories or allow an individual to relearn how to build new memories. However, this treatment can be expensive and time-consuming, putting a heavy burden on the injured individual and his or her family.

Contact a Head and Brain Injury Lawyer from Birmingham

A traumatic head and brain injury may put your household in a difficult financial position due to overwhelming medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and a lack of wages during recovery. However, you may be eligible to take legal action to reduce the impact of these troubling issues. For more information about how to prepare a claim in Birmingham after a personal injury accident, contact a lawyer from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205.414.8160 today.