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Has your speech been affected after a road traffic collision?

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2022 | Personal Injury |

Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, the negligence of another road user could mean that you are caught up in a road traffic collision. Crashes can be fatal, and even if you survive, you may end up with lasting injuries.

Speech is vital to our everyday life. We rely on speech to communicate with our colleagues at work and loved ones at home. Outlined below are a few ways that your speech may be affected after a crash.

Traumatic brain injuries

The brain is the nerve center of the human body, and it regulates various aspects of speech and language. If the left side of your brain is damaged during an accident, you may develop a condition known as aphasia. Depending on the type of damage you have suffered, you may find it difficult to utter coherent sentences. In some cases, individuals with aphasia struggle to understand what people around them are saying. Aphasia is a life-altering condition for which there is no cure. However, you can make improvements each day with cognitive therapy and other treatments.

Damage to the chest

The brain is not the only part of the body involved in speech. You also rely on your lung capacity to get words out of your mouth. If you have suffered a severe chest injury, then your lungs may be damaged, making it difficult for you to breathe and talk.

Rehabilitative treatment after a car crash can be costly. If negligence caused your injuries, then you may be able to hold the other party to account and seek some financial compensation. Having legal guidance behind you will give you the best chance of doing this.