Some wounds or injuries are not visible after being in a car accident. While broken bones, lacerations, burns, and other physical injuries can be immediately seen and felt, the most severe injuries are not always immediately apparent. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when the head sustains a significant amount of force, such as a head-on collision. However, something doesn’t have to hit your head to cause a TBI. A person can sustain a TBI if their head is jolted with enough force during an accident. Some symptoms of TBI are not immediately obvious and could take days to weeks to appear. Here are some common signs of a traumatic brain injury after a car accident.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
TBIs can range from mild to severe. TBIs can present different symptoms depending on these levels and what area of the brain was damaged. Everyone with a TBI experiences some common symptoms, so you know what to look for. For example, if you or a loved one begin to lose consciousness after a car accident, you should immediately seek medical treatment because the damage could be severe. Some brain injuries may not produce immediate symptoms. There might not even be a visible mark where your head was struck. You may not experience any symptoms until the damage has progressed and worsened. Some common indicators to look out for include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Repeated vomiting and nausea
- Dilated pupils
- Loss of coordination
- Confusion and agitation
- Slurred speech
How Hiring an Attorney can Help with a TBI Claim
If someone else’s negligence caused your accident and subsequent injury, you could be entitled to compensation. Medical expenses related to TBIs can be increasingly expensive, and you risk falling into a financial emergency. A car accident attorney will prove that symptoms are directly related to the accident, not pre-existing conditions. A personal injury attorney will also gather the medical documentation necessary for receiving proper compensation for your physical injuries.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, you should consider hiring a lawyer. The skilled attorneys at Snyder Law Group, LLC. can help you recover the compensation you deserve to recover from your injuries. We will investigate the accident, collect evidence, and talk with insurance companies to ensure that your rights are protected during the entire process. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
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