When involved in an accident, you may only have concerns about the physical injuries you can see. Broken bones, bruises, lacerations, and burns are cause for concern. However, invisible injuries are some of the most concerning. When you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you don’t have the ability to see how severe the damage is. Understanding the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries is essential to ensure you receive the necessary treatment. Keep reading to learn more about the most important signs and discover how Houston personal injury attorneys can help you pursue compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained.
What Are the Primary Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
If you have been injured in a car crash, on the job, or during a premises liability accident, you may not know the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Ensuring you understand what signs you need to be on the lookout for after sustaining a blow or jolt to the head is vital.
Generally, TBIs occur when someone is hit or hits their head during sports, an injury, or through violence. After a hard hit, the brain can move around inside the skull. As a result, your brain will sustain an injury, and in some cases, the chemical compounds of your brain will change to compensate for the injury.
Traumatic brain injuries are typically divided into two categories – mild and moderate to severe. The symptoms can overlap, but traditionally, these symptoms can help indicate the severity of the injury. Most often, the symptoms of mild brain injury include:
- Light sensitivity
- Ringing in the ears
- Fatigue or feeling “sluggish”
- Feeling “off” or “wrong”
Moderate to severe symptoms can include the aforementioned signs and the following:
- Slurred speech
- Numbness in the arms, fingers, and toes
- Chronic, worsening headache
- Repeated vomiting
- Increased irritation
What Should I Do if I Sustain an Injury in an Accident?
If you hit your head or sustain any head injury, the most important thing you must do is see a doctor as soon as possible. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of how severe these injuries are. Failure to treat these injuries can lead to chronic problems and irreversible brain damage.
You’ll also want to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options following an injury due to another person’s negligence. For example, if you sustain an injury following a car accident or are hit by unsecured shelving in a retail store, you may sustain a severe injury. You’ll likely endure extremely high medical bills and loss of income due to time off from work to heal, and you should receive the compensation you are entitled to.
When you want justice, the Gonzalez Law Group can help. Our dedicated legal team can fight to receive the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you navigate this situation.