Head injuries are one of the most common injuries suffered in car crashes. A head injury can range from a headache that resolves in a few days, to a traumatic brain injury that is life-altering.
Head and brain injuries are complex and hard to fully understand the extent of right after a crash. While some may be diagnosed with a concussion immediately, it is the months that follow which display the full effects of a brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) are associated with post-concussive syndrome, where the cognitive symptoms after the concussion remain for much longer than anticipated.
Symptoms of a MTBIs can include:
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Trouble remembering
- Concentration difficulty
- Blurred vision
Sadly, it is often the case that those who suffer brain injuries aren’t fully cognizant of what the injury is causing them, it is those close to the injured person that see it the most. Many victim’s family members are the ones who, over time, realize changes in the personality, general mood, anxiety levels, or a negative outlook on life from their loved ones. From being asked the same question multiple times, to noticing that the victim is forgetting passwords or if they already brushed their teeth; partners and family members can be the key to understanding and unveiling a mild traumatic brain injury.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a car crash and are experiencing cognitive symptoms? Consulting an experienced car accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights. Our law office is ready to help, contact Ray Padilla Law, APC today at (619) 431-1187 (San Diego) to speak with Attorney Ray Padilla directly. Please call even if it’s simply to ask, “what should I do?”