Can You Identify the Signs of a Brain Injury?

Can You Identify the Signs of a Brain Injury?

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
  • Disorientation
  • Forgetfulness
  • Disrupted Sleep Patterns
  • Mood Swings / Changes
  • Headaches

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.