A catastrophic accident, such as a car collision, can result in serious and long-lasting damage to all those involved. A traumatic brain injury is a life-altering injury resulting from severe trauma to the head and brain. This type of head trauma can often go unnoticed due to the lack of explicit symptoms. Any significant head trauma can have delayed symptoms, and ignoring the signs can cause severe damage. Here are the more subtle signs of a traumatic brain injury.
Short-Term Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Some signs of a brain injury can be identified immediately following an accident. Some symptoms include:
- Persistent headache
- Confusion or amnesia
- Loss of consciousness
You should always seek medical treatment immediately after an accident. Prompt treatment can determine how well you recover and whether you recover at all from a brain injury. Some injuries can involve brain bleeds, which need to be assessed control quickly, or else the victim risks long-term damage.
Long-Term Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
TBIs have a variety of symptoms, and some symptoms may not appear until after the initial accident. These delayed symptoms are sometimes more serious than the immediate symptoms mentioned before. These long-term symptoms include:
Personality changes: A person’s personality can be significantly altered following brain trauma. They may be more prone to taking risks or lose interest in things that they previously enjoyed.
Vision issues: Subtle vision changes may be a sign of acute, long-term problems from a head injury. If the victim has difficulty reading up close or has limited long-range vision, it could be a direct result of the head injury
Difficulty Concentrating: After a head injury, concentration and memory issues are common. But if the symptoms persist for a long time, it could be an indication of a severe TBI
Extreme Fatigue: A TBI can commonly cause a victim to feel constantly tired and even disoriented. But if this exhaustion persists, it may be an indication of lingering TBI problems.
Persistent dizziness or headaches: Numbness in the head after an injury, dizziness, or headaches could be a sign of a change in the brain, nerve damage, or damage to the brainstem after the injury.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, you must seek medical treatment immediately. Also, if you believe someone’s negligence caused your accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to learn more!
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