You were in a car accident recently. Afterward, you felt alright, but a few days have passed, and you have experienced some troubling symptoms. Could you have received a traumatic brain injury?
Mayo Clinic has the information you need. Determine whether you need medical care and whether you should explore your options for financial compensation from the responsible party.
There are different degrees of brain injury, and they each come with unique physical, mental and sensory symptoms. Physical symptoms for a mild TBI include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of consciousness
Mental symptoms include:
- Anxiety or depression
- Difficulty focusing
- Shifts in mood
Sensory indications consist of:
- Sensitivity to sound and light
- Blurred vision, changes in smelling ability, ringing in the ears and other sensory issues
Moderate to severe TBI
Brain injuries that are moderate to severe can result in a loss of consciousness for several hours, poor coordination and seizures or convulsions. As for mental symptoms, a person may display odd behavior, such as agitation or violence. Slurred speech and extreme confusion are additional cognitive symptoms.
Visit a physician
If you even suspect that you may have any degree of brain injury, see a physician ASAP. Immediate attention and an accurate diagnosis are essential for your overall physical health, as well as your ability to build a case to seek compensation to pay for the resulting medical costs, loss of wages and the like.
Do not take any chances when it comes to injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident, no matter how minor the accident was. Explore your rights with the help of an experienced legal professional.