If you’ve been in a car accident, there’s a chance that you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can be challenging to diagnose because the symptoms may not show up immediately.
It’s important to know the signs of traumatic brain injuries and how they can differ from person to person.
What causes a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the brain’s normal functioning. A TBI can range from mild (a concussion) to severe (a deep coma) and can result from a fall, a car accident, or a blow to the head during contact sports, among other things. It can cause long-term damage and even death if not treated properly.
Symptoms may appear immediately or develop over time and may include
- Difficulty sleeping
- Trouble concentrating
- Light sensitivity
- Mood changes.
Seizures, slurred speech, paralysis, and coma could be signs of a more severe TBI.
If you are in a car accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if you don’t think you were seriously injured, it’s essential to get checked out by a doctor or other medical professional as soon as possible. TBI can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, so getting a professional opinion is vital.
Suppose you do have a TBI as a result of a car accident. In that case, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.