Most of us give little thought to how much our personalities and individual characteristics rely on the health of our brains. If you think about it, your life probably would not change much if you suffered broken ribs or a dislocated collarbone after a car accident. However, the same is not true for some brain injuries. In fact, a traumatic brain injury can forever alter your memories, your speech or even your ability to enjoy life in the same way before your accident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a traumatic brain injury occurs whenever a person receives a sudden blow to the head or something penetrates their skull and disrupts the normal functioning of their brains. Depending on the severity of the TBI, a victim can experience impaired thinking, changes in their personality or even a loss of vision or hearing.