Memory loss can range from mild to severe after an accident

A slip-and-fall accident can lead to several different injuries, depending on how you fall. If you fall and hit your head or if your head is jostled around a lot, you might suffer from a brain injury. In some cases, that can lead to memory loss. That memory loss can occur in several different ways.

You might suffer from total memory loss, or amnesia, which means that you have lost all of your immediate, long-term and short-term memory. This type of memory loss can be temporary or permanent. In some cases, a person with total memory loss will be able to begin remembering things. That might occur after treatments or therapy to help trigger those memories.

Another type of memory loss that you might suffer after a brain injury is partial memory loss. This type of memory loss is divided into two types — retrograde amnesia and anterior grade amnesia. Retrograde amnesia means you lose memory up to the accident. This can involve all memory or just some memories. Anterior grade amnesia occurs when you lose memories of events that occur after the accident.

If you suffer from memory loss from an accident, there are treatment options in Miami that might help. These include working with a specialist who can help you with neuro-recovery and using special techniques to help you remember. These can often be costly, but you might be able to seek compensation from the negligent party or parties that caused the accident. That could help you to cover the costs of the medical care and therapies you need to help you recover from or cope with the memory loss.

Source: TBI Guide, “Memory,” accessed March 09, 2016