If you’ve been involved in a car accident, one of the most serious injuries you may have suffered is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This can also be rather problematic because it may be a hidden internal injury. There are not always outward physical symptoms.
As such, it’s helpful to know what types of symptoms you should be looking for specifically. If you see them, it’s quite important to get medical care as soon as you can. Delaying this care can often make the ramifications of that injury far more severe.
10 potential symptoms of brain injuries
Every brain injury is different, but here are 10 symptoms that many people see with a TBI:
- Loss of consciousness, even if it only lasts for a few seconds
- The onset of vomiting or nausea
- Extreme sensitivity to sound or light
- Speech problems, such as slurring words or failing to find the right word
- A loss of balance or a general sense of dizziness and instability
- A persistent headache or a migraine
- Blurred vision and trouble concentrating
- Issues with memory, such as not having any memory of the event that caused the injury
- Changes to sleeping patterns, such as having trouble sleeping or sleeping more often than would be a typical
- Personality changes, such as becoming more aggressive or agitated
Do you believe that you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence in a car accident? They may not have injured you intentionally, but they certainly were responsible for that injury. If so, you may need to look into your options to seek financial compensation for medical bills and other costs.