You may have thought it strange that your doctor told you to watch out for behavioral changes after a loved one’s car accident. However, this is just one of many symptoms of a parietal lobe injury—and depending on the extent of the trauma, your relative may suffer several more during his recovery.
The parietal lobe is the brain’s processing center for many mental and bodily functions, so an injury to this area can have particularly devastating consequences. For example:
- Cognitive problems. Interrupted brain functions can cause sensory problems, inability to gauge distance, vision loss, memory loss, or an inability to recognize shapes, colors, or even familiar faces.
- Seizures. These injuries often occur after side-impact accidents, causing the brain to rattle inside the skull, resulting in a hematoma. Blood builds up beneath the skull, putting pressure on the brain matter that may cause seizures, coma, or even death.
- Loss of function. If trauma to the brain is severe, doctors may open a “window” in the skull to give the brain room to swell, relieving the pressure on the delicate tissues. If not treated quickly, victims may suffer permanent loss of function, including the ability to think, speak, or move.
Since these injuries can have a range of healing times, is important to discuss the extent of your head injury with a Phillipsburg NJ car accident attorney before filing a claim. At Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., we can tell you what to expect in your case in your FREE, one-on-one consultation—and we charge you nothing unless we win your case. Call us today at (877) 360-0183 or click the link on this page.