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Memory Loss After a Car Accident

We recently wrote a post about the signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). One of the most common symptoms across all TBIs and their levels of severity is memory loss. This symptom can be hard to diagnose, and even harder to treat.

If you think you may be experiencing memory loss after a car accident, there are some things you need to look out for.

If you’re not familiar with Traumatic Brain Injury, take a quick look at our blog post on TBI.

Types of Memory Loss

There are three different types of memory loss that can occur after a TBI. We’ve described them below:

  • Post-Traumatic Amnesia – This is a state of confusion or loss of memory immediately after the traumatic event has occurred.
  • Anterograde Amnesia – This is the most common type of memory loss. It is the loss of ability to form memories for a period of time after the traumatic event, leading the victim to “not remember” a period of time after the head injury.
  • Retrograde Amnesia – This is the loss of memories formed after the traumatic head injury.

Symptoms of Memory Loss

When it comes to symptoms of TBIs and memory loss, every individual is different. Some of these symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble multi-tasking
  • Feeling “foggy”
  • Feeling confused
  • Trouble finding words
  • Inability to organize thoughts or memories
  • Irritability and/or other personality changes

Experiencing any type of memory loss following a car accident can be downright scary for the sufferer. It’s important that the individual suffering from any of these symptoms after a car accident seek medical treatment right away. Memory loss can signify a more serious underlying brain injury and can sometimes be permanent and life-altering, severely limiting the quality of life for the sufferer.

If you are suffering from a TBI and/or memory loss after an auto accident, it’s important to document any and all symptoms you have as soon as you start to experience them. Should you decide to seek compensation for your injuries in a civil court, this documentation can help to prove that the memory loss your experiencing is a direct result of the accident.

If you or a loved one have been in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, The Armour Law Group, Orlando personal injury attorneys, are experienced auto accident attorneys and can handle all aspects of your case should you decide to take legal action. We understand the legal and medical problems that can arise after an auto accident and help to get the compensation you deserve.