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Memory Loss Following a Car Accident

Car accidents deliver few adversity after being involved in one which includes cuts, burns, soft tissue damages, fractures, internal bleeding, and even head and brain injuries. Not only physically, but victims or people involved in a recent accident could feel mental and emotional damages that could affect their quality of living, decision, and overall performance as a person which makes car accident one of the worst incidents or event in one's life. 

One of non-tangible and undetectable damage that a car accident can deal an individual is memory loss which is a common linked effect following a car accident that is usually caused by violent force applied to regions of head in the occurrence of an accident. Victims of an accident who suffer from an apparent memory loss forget what happened before, during, and even after the crash. Usually, there is a slim chance that it could be a symptom of a more serious condition to the head such as traumatic brain injury or TBI. These type of injury and including other neurological and internal disorders are left unchecked, it could develop in to a long term health condition which could affect one's life.

In this blog, we are going to give information about what is memory loss in general and how can a victim experiencing this respond accordingly. 

Types of Memory Loss

There are three common types of memory loss that can be obtained from a car crash: 

  • Post-traumatic amnesia 

    Post-traumatic amnesia is a non serious form of memory loss that is described as a state of confusion of a person, an immediate memory loss following a shocking event such as car accident.

  • Anterograde amnesia 

    Anterograde amnesia is a mild form of memory loss where a victim is unable to form new memories following an accident, it is said as the most common form of memory loss sustained following a car crash. 

  • Retrograde amnesia

    Retrograde amnesia is a mild form of memory loss where in contrary to anterograde amnesia, the victim lost his/her memories even before the accident occurred but the memory lost in this condition is major such as dates, names, and life events. 

Symptoms of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries encompasses few symptoms as to few related mental condition which makes it hard to identify one and victim is recommended to immediately seek for medical attention even he/she doesn't feel these symptoms to uncover underlying problems. Symptoms include: 

  • Cognitive issues such as slowened ability to process and forgetfulness

  • Lowered attention span

  • Confusion and dizziness

  • Bad sleeping pattern and other sleeping issues

  • Fatigue

  • Uncomfortable around light or sound or heightened sensitivity

Is memory loss treatable?

Unfortunately, memory loss of all form has no similar treatments and each type of memory loss should be approached uniquely and dealt according to patient's history of lifestyle, emotion-related tendencies and history, as well as the injury that caused the memory loss should be treated too such as TBI, which is the primary concern. 

Though, light to mild memory loss and related conditions recover by itself and can regain its ability to form new ones after the accident. 

Ryan LLP 

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of a driver has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices.

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.

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