Symptoms of a Head Injury after a Car Accident
Car accidents happen, often without warning. Any kind of injury can happen in a car accident, and they often do. However, head injuries are one of the most common types of injuries. These injuries can cause severe damage and have the potential to severely lower an individual’s quality of life, or even prove fatal.
It’s not always immediately obvious that a person has suffered a head injury in an accident. Injuries such as concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur with no external signs. Sometimes a person who suffers from a head injury experiences a loss of consciousness, but this isn’t always the case.
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, seek medical help. Once you are in stable condition, you should also consider finding legal help. Our office provides a free initial consultation, so we can talk to you and evaluate your case before you make any commitment to sue anyone. Give us a call or contact us online today.
Symptoms of TBI
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury depend on the severity of the injury. More severe injuries cause more severe symptoms, or they may cause more intense forms of the same symptoms as mild injuries.
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the symptoms of a mild TBI include:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Tiredness or sleepiness
- A bad taste in the mouth
- A change in sleep habits
- Behavior or mood changes
- Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking
- Loss of consciousness lasting a few seconds to minutes
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Nausea or vomiting
If you or a loved one suffers from a number of these symptoms in the aftermath of an accident, it could be a sign of a mild TBI. Here are the symptoms of a moderate to severe TBI:
- Headache that gets worse or won’t go away
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Slurred speech
- Convulsions or seizures
- An inability to wake up from sleep
- Enlargement of the pupil (dark center) of one or both eyes
- Numbness or tingling of arms or legs
- Loss of coordination
- Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
- Loss of consciousness lasting a few minutes to hours.
If you or a loved one suffers a number of these symptoms, it could be a sign of a more severe TBI. Seek medical help immediately if you suspect you or someone you care about may be suffering from a severe TBI.
Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC has been serving the people of Louisiana from its Alexandria office since 1989. We handle a variety of cases and look forward to addressing your legal needs. For three decades, our firm has been defending and filing claims for individuals hurt in accidents, and we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you. If you have questions or would like to set up a consultation, call us today or contact us online.