In the case of a car accident, Traumatic Brain Injuries are fairly common for many injured victims.
A traumatic brain injury occurs when a victim experiences a blow or gash to the head. As a result of injury, the brain doesn’t function as well as it used to. Depending on the situation and severity, each brain injury is different. No matter how mild, a brain injury of any kind is serious and can have lasting negative effects on the victim.
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Traumatic Brain Injuries going unnoticed
In the chaos of a car accident, it can be easy to miss or skip over the symptoms of a brain injury. From headaches to dizziness, the overwhelm that can occur after an accident can cause you to overlook symptoms like this especially depending on the severity.
Even minor fender benders can result in brain injuries. If you hit your head in an accident, it is best to take precautions and be seen by a medical professional. You may assume that since you didn’t lose consciousness you are fine. However, many concussions go unnoticed for this very reason. Professional imaging, such as CT scans, may be necessary to determine your injuries. Work with your attorney to understand how you can afford to seek the treatment you need.
In many cases, brain injuries continue to have negative effects in the long term.
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Traumatic Brain Injuries in the long term
There are issues that may arise down the line that can be tricky to correlate to TBI, however, the following symptoms have been linked to long term effects of traumatic brain injuries.
Long Term Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Difficulty regulating emotions.
- Issues forming relationships.
- Difficulty during social interactions.
- Concerning vision or motor skills issues.
- Memory issues or trouble formulating thoughts.
- And many more.
The long term effects of a traumatic brain injury vary greatly. With a wide range of possible symptoms, it is understandable that many victims overlook these symptoms or brush them off entirely until the problem becomes more obvious.
Unfortunately, this may result in delayed medical treatment and issues when it comes to seeking compensation.
Traumatic Brain Injury and Seeking Compensation
Since the lasting effects of brain injuries are so vast and often detrimental to a victims life, it is important that you seek professional legal counsel to help determine the true, fair compensation you are owed.
You may find yourself dealing with the symptoms for the rest of your life. Such a serious issue should not be delayed. Always seek medical attention as soon as you can after an accident and get the right attorney on your team to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Know the signs and symptoms of TBI and do your best to stay on top of your health as you work through your case with your attorney.
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