Did your car accident result in a traumatic brain injury?

On Behalf of | May 30, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Being in a car accident can be an incredibly traumatic experience that leaves victims feeling lost and confused. While dealing with the physical consequences of a car crash is often top-of-mind for injured individuals, other types of harm may not become apparent until much later – including traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Traumatic brain injuries can have profound long-term implications on victims’ lives, making it essential to recognize the signs.

What are the symptoms of a TBI?

Car accidents are a major cause of traumatic brain injury(TBI), which is a disruption in the brain’s normal function. A blow or jolt to the head can cause a TBI, leading to physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes that can last for days, weeks or even years.

If you have been in a car accident and experience any of the following symptoms, it is vital to seek medical attention immediately.

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness and nausea

Treatment for TBI may include medications to reduce swelling and inflammation, physical therapy to help with balance and coordination issues, speech therapy for language difficulties, occupational therapy for activities such as dressing and bathing and psychological counseling to help cope with emotional problems related to the injury.

It is also important to keep track of all medical bills related to your car accident so that you can be reimbursed if necessary. If you believe that another party was at fault for your accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Be sure to explore your options to receive fair compensation for your injuries.