Car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury. It is critical to receive a complete medical evaluation after a car accident. Even if your injuries weren’t severe and did not require an emergency room visit, you should schedule an exam with your doctor because brain injuries are not always immediately apparent. It is also essential to speak to a lawyer if you are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury from the crash. Here are some common signs that could point to a brain injury after a car accident.
Symptoms of a Brain Injury
Brain injuries range from mild to severe and can cause symptoms such as:
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Blurry vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lack of energy
- Excessive fatigue
- Mood swings
After an accident, you may feel fine and have no physical injuries. However, accident victims might not associate the above symptoms with their injury if they take longer to appear. In some instances, the occurrence of a severe brain injury is much more apparent than the subtle manifestations of a minor one.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is caused by blunt force trauma to the head that interrupts the brain’s functioning. The damage may even tear the brain tissue or its blood vessels. A person can suffer from a brain injury if their head is jolted with enough force during an accident. For example, if a person experiences whiplash in an accident, it can exert a serious amount of force on the brain even if the head does not come in contact with another object. Brain injuries are severe and lead to expensive medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. You deserve experienced attorneys on your side who will pursue justice on your behalf.
What to Do if You Suffer a Brain Injury After an Accident
Your quality of life and level of medical treatment depends on the severity of your injury and how it affects your cognitive and physical functioning. While a mild brain injury may not require treatment, you should still monitor your health for persistent, worsening, or new symptoms. More severe injuries must be observed at the hospital to ensure your brain has sufficient oxygen and blood supply to avoid further injury. If your life has been turned upside down by a collision caused by someone else, you should not have to carry the burden alone. If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, the attorneys at The Snyder Law Group could help.
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