A blow to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries can happen in many different ways, but many people sustain TBIs during a car crash. It is not uncommon for people in a car accident to hit their heads on the steering wheel, window or dashboard. The troubling thing is that some people are misinformed and believe that all concussions cause a loss of consciousness, and thus, if they didn’t lose consciousness they assume they’re fine.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Concussions and loss of consciuosness can lead to nausea, dizziness, blurry vision, confusion, head aches both severe and mild, behavioral changes, and forgetfulness following the injury. What is especially concerning is that some of these symptoms may not arise until several days, weeks and sometimes even months after the car crash. As you can imagine, this can become problematic when attempting to show that the car accident was the cause of the injuries and symptoms that a person is now suffering from. However, most important is the need for treatment as the symptoms previously mentioned, if left untreated and sometimes even with treatment, can have hugely detrimental effects on the person’s relationships, career, mental health and life in general.
Early Detection is Important
In recent years, new techniques and advances in technology have allowed these injuries to not only be recognized but detected early on. The most severe the brain injury the more easily it is detectable; however, most brain injuries come in the form of mild traumatic brain injuries “MTBI.” As such, it is important to have a proper medical evaluation done to rule out such an injury. After a car accident, people are happy to be alive and soaring with adrenaline so it is not always clear to them whether they may have suffered a concussion or loss of consciousness. Thus, if you or someone you know is experiencing similar symptoms following a car accident be sure to seek help.
Every symptom is worth treatment and merits relief from it. The attorneys at Ray Padilla Law, APC will be happy to discuss your potential case with you for free. Call (619) 431-1187.
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