Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are serious, but you can easily mistake
the side effects for something less severe. According to medical experts,
TBIs result from any impact – such as a blow to the head –
that disrupts normal brain functions. This could include a head injury
from a car accident, a sports injury, or a fall.
Spotting a TBI may be harder than you think.
TBIs are dangerous because the side effects aren’t always noticeable.
If, for example, you sustained a head injury in an auto accident, you
may not see a doctor because you hit your head but “feel fine.”
This mistake could lead to serious physical damages and, in some cases,
keep you from recovering the compensation you deserve.
Telltale Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
- Ringing in the Ears
- Vomiting, Nausea
- Blurred Vision
- Disrupted Sleep Patterns
- Mood Swings / Changes
Depending on the severity of the damage, TBI can result in more obvious
symptoms, such as difficulty speaking, memory loss, and unconsciousness.
What to do if you suspect a traumatic brain injury:
If you believe that you or someone close to you is experiencing the symptoms of a TBI,
speak to a medical professional today. If you sustained a head injury in an accident, it is imperative to see
your doctor, even if you don’t think the accident was “serious.”
Often, the side effects of a TBI are difficult to connect to the initial
trauma, and only a doctor can confirm whether you need treatment.
What Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. Can Do For You
At Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C., we are dedicated to helping victims of avoidable
accidents recover compensation for their injuries. If you suffered a brain
injury in an accident by no fault of your own, you may be entitled to
financial compensation for your suffering. Contact our Springfield personal
injury lawyers to learn more about your legal options.