Head injuries, if they are severe enough, can potentially lead to all kinds of issues. You may have witnessed at first hand a head injury cause personality change in someone you know, for example. Perhaps you have experienced this situation, and you know you’re not the same as you were before the accident happened.
While most injuries to the head are minor and require no treatment other than basic first aid, some are more serious. In some cases, someone might experience some brain damage, and even if this is quite minor, it can have notable effects on someone long into the future.
Can a head injury cause personality change?
A change in personality can be difficult to cope with – both for the person concerned and for the people around them. Changes in mood and their approach to life can be notable, and it can sometimes mean the individual can no longer work, or may have to change jobs.
Counselling can make this situation easier to cope with, but it is understandable to feel frustrated and upset – especially if the injury was not your fault. If negligence led to it happening, the injured person could have trouble coming to terms with the accident and how it has changed them in many ways.
How are claims calculated in this situation?
For a claim to be made, evidence of negligence must be available to support such a claim. This means someone else – a third party – must have caused the incident to happen, either by neglecting to do something or by acting negligently and causing the accident at that moment. For example, an employer failing to provide hard hats for workers at risk could be said to be negligent, whereas a driver taking reckless actions could smash into someone else, causing a similar injury.
If you’ve experienced a head injury cause personality change for you, do call the team here at Accident Advice Helpline today. We receive calls from people all the time on 0800 689 0500, and sometimes we can make a no-win, no-fee claim on their behalf with the help of one of our lawyers. Even those people with mobiles can call on our dedicated line, on 0333 500 0993, so there is no reason not to get in touch as quickly as you can if you want to find out more.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead