When a car accident occurs, the parties involved are at significant risk of suffering an injury. One of the worst injuries a person can suffer is a brain injury. The prognosis, complications, and symptoms of a brain injury will vary depending on where the damage occurs. Frontal lobe brain injuries often impact the way a person acts. The frontal lobe, as the name implies, is located at the front of the brain (from the top of the head into the forehead) and is responsible for conscious thought, voluntary movement, and individual personality characteristics.
What to Know About Frontal Lobe Brain Injuries
Unfortunately, frontal lobe injuries can cause substantial physical, emotional, and financial strain for victims and their families. The following are five important facts about frontal lobe brain injuries:
- Frontal lobe brain injuries refer to traumatic brain injuries that affect the front area of the brain.
- The frontal lobe is the brain’s largest lobe.
- The frontal lobe controls motor skills, including hand/eye coordination, conscious thought, emotions, and personality.
- Frontal lobe damage may impact a victim’s attention span, motivation, judgment, and organizational capacity.
- Car accident victims with frontal lobe damage may become more impulsive or more likely to assume risky behaviors than they otherwise would have before the accident. This may include an increased likelihood of substance abuse. Frontal lobe injuries can impact the victim’s ability to regulate his or her mood and emotions.
After a brain injury suffered as a result of a car accident, it is important to educate yourself about the facts surrounding this type of injury. In addition, it is crucial for victims to seek guidance from an experienced legal professional. We can help protect your legal rights following an accident. We encourage you to contact us today at our toll free number, (888) 348-2616, for a consultation.