Why Traumatic Brain Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously

Why Traumatic Brain Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously

MRIThe brain is the most important and complex part of the human body, as well as the hub for all cognitive, nervous, sensory, and memory activities. Your every thought, move, emotion, expression, and breath is caused by signals sent from your brain.

Unfortunately, when a person experiences a traumatic blow to the head – whether it be the result of a car accident or slip and fall – it is critical to seek immediate medical attention. Despite only feeling mild symptoms or nothing immediately after the incident, the health of your brain may be compromised.

Brain Injury Complications

When left untreated, the symptoms of a brain injury may worsen. Only as time passes does it start to become clear that something is seriously wrong.

Symptoms and complications of a brain include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Coordination issues
  • Losing consciousness
  • Blurred vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Depression
  • Ringing in ears
  • Respiratory failure
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Paralysis

A brain injury could have a long-term impact on a victim’s life. While most people will eventually recover from this type of injury, it often takes weeks, months, or even years to feel normal again. In extreme cases, victims may suffer severe issues that they may be unable to function well enough to work or could require extensive medical treatment and care.

If you suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by a negligent party, you may have grounds to pursue financial compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and reduced quality of life. Do not hesitate to get medical treatment and contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately.

Contact us and request a free consultation with Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. today.

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