It’s not surprising to most of us that vehicle accidents can cause serious injuries. One of the most serious injuries you can receive is a head injury. Injuries to the head can change your life forever, causing extensive damages, lengthy recovery times, and pricey medical bills.
Some potential damages your head injury could cause include medical care costs, lost time from work, permanent injury, expensive cognitive treatments, and physical pain.
If you’ve struck your head in a car wreck, and you believe you might have suffered brain damage, you should visit a hospital or health care provider immediately. Early treatment can make a huge difference when it comes to serious head injuries.
What Is a Brain Injury?
A brain injury is when your brain is damaged by extreme trauma. The trauma can be caused by great external force coming into contact with your skull. This can lead to swelling, bleeding in the brain, and brain damage.
Brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe. Some brain injuries will go away in time, and you will go back to the normal state of mental health you had before the injury. Other brain injuries can result in lingering issues or brain damage that can last a lifetime.
Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
There are many signs and symptoms that you’ve sustained a head injury in your vehicle collision. If your head struck a hard surface during your collision, you should visit a doctor or hospital and get checked out. Often, people think they’re fine, but come to find out later that they have suffered a head injury.
The following is a list of some signs and symptoms that you are suffering from a brain injury:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Irritability and depression
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty with focus or attention
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty waking from sleep
- General sleepiness
- Balance and coordination issues
- Speech issues
In addition to the above symptoms, you might also notice issues with memory and cognition. You could experience mood and personality changes. You could also find that you have difficulty with activities you once performed with ease.
Every brain injury is different and every brain injury affects people differently. It all depends on which part of your brain was impacted, as well as how severe the damage is.
What Can You Do if You’ve Sustained a Brain Injury in an Accident?
If someone else caused the accident that gave you a brain injury, you can file an personal injury claim against them. They can be made to pay for the suffering and losses you’ve faced because of this injury. Many people need the money from a settlement to pay for their medical care costs, lost wages, and treatment expenses.
To increase the chances of receiving a fair settlement, work with a brain injury lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC. Call for a free case assessment at 312-332-1400 or send over the case assessment form at the bottom of this webpage.