Each March, the nation recognizes National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injuries are a devastating injury that affects an estimated 2.4 million people each year in the United States. Many of these injuries are the result of a motor vehicle accident. When the accident involves a large commercial truck, the risk of a brain injury is especially high. Unfortunately, brain injuries can have numerous effects on a victim, including impairing executive functioning.
12 Ways a Brain Injury Can Impact Executive Functioning
Executive functioning is a term used to describe the management, regulation, and control of the cognitive processes. These processes help a person manage life tasks of all types. When a victim of a traumatic brain injury suffers from impaired executive functioning, he or she may have difficulty with any of the following:
When executive functioning is impaired, victims may face an uphill battle when it comes to returning to daily life. Victims may face expensive long-term medical and rehabilitation bills. In addition, victims may be unable to return to work and earn an income for a substantial amount of time. It is therefore crucial that victims and their families take the proper steps in order to protect a victim’s rights to compensation after a crash. If you were involved in such an accident, we strongly encourage you to let us evaluate your case. Contact us today at 470-819-2273. We are available 24-7 to help.