The brain is known as the central nervous system, thus any injury to your brain could permanently impact any bodily function. It could affect short or long term memory, fine motor functions, any of your five basic senses, blood pressure, respiratory functions and even your personality.
It is not uncommon for someone with a brain injury to emerge from a fragmented memory of events and people prior to and including the accident. They may even have an entirely different personality. There is no limit to the effect a brain injury may have on a person, temporarily or permanently. Of those that survive, some make full or partial recoveries and others learn to live with their life-altering disabilities. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help secure much-deserved compensation for these types of injuries, especially those caused be events entirely outside your control.
The nature of your accident will be an important factor as your personal injury lawyer builds your case. Hard blows to the head are the most common causes of brain injuries. These traumatic events could include traffic accidents, falls from significant heights, blunt force trauma via fights, firearms or something as innocent as sports.
Be sure to discuss all the details of your injury and accident with your personal injury lawyer. Rest assured that your personal injury lawyer has dealt with cases like yours before and is experienced in building a winning case.