After getting into a crash, it is possible for frontal lobe trauma to occur. Of course, any sort of head injury can result in difficulties for the victim, and the recovery rates differ greatly from person to person.
So what should a person know in order to cope with trauma to the frontal lobe in a better way?
What causes frontal lobe damage?
Medline Plus takes a look at traumatic injuries to the brain. These injuries can change in impact based on several factors, including but not limited to the victim’s age and overall health, the location of the impact, and the amount of speed and force behind it.
Frontal lobe damage most often occurs in rear-end or head-on crashes. However, it can happen with any collision depending on where a person’s head faces at the time of the impact. Most often it is a result of the brain hitting the inside of the skull due to the force of the impact on the body. It can also occur if a person’s head hits the inside of the car.
Potential related effects
The frontal lobe controls emotional response, the translation of short-term memory into long-term memory, and impulse control. Thus, these three areas often see the biggest changes in a post-crash scenario.
For example, victims might experience memory issues to such a degree that it impacts their ability to function in daily life. Others begin lashing out at their loved ones and may seem easy to anger or agitate, which comes as a big surprise to the loved ones in question.
Whatever the case, head injuries are a difficult thing for both the victim and their loved ones to handle.