The effects of car accidents can be devastating. Not only can your vehicle be totaled but you and your passengers may be severely injured as well. The results of a car accident can last a lifetime as the injuries suffered may impact your life and the life of your family. This is especially true for traumatic brain injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are serious because they can affect motor skills, speech, and neurological function, as well as cause ruptured blood vessels, contusions, or brain damage. These consequences of TBI can have lasting effects for years to come that involves physical and psychological therapy, as well as placing a financial burden on you and your family. That’s why it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of a TBI so that you can see a doctor immediately to quickly diagnose and treat the injury.
TBIs can range from mild to severe, and may not show symptoms right away. Common symptoms of a mild TBI include:
- Blurred vision or tired eyes
- Ringing in the ears
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Change in sleep patterns
- Behavioral or mood changes
- Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking
Symptoms of a moderate to severe TBI include:
- Lasting or chronic headaches
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions and/or seizures
- Inability to wake from sleeping
- Pupil dilation
- Slurred speech
- Numbness in extremities
- Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
At the Maurer Law Firm, we recommend that if you’ve injured your head in an accident, regardless if symptoms have shown or not, that you seek medical attention immediately. Not only is it important for your health and safety, but it can be crucial for your case when pursuing compensation from the negligent driver.
If you’ve been in a car accident caused by another driver and suffered a TBI, contact the Maurer Law Firm today at 845-244-8343 to schedule your free consultation. We proudly serve clients in Fishkill, Myers Corner, Beacon, Legrangeville and other communities in and around Hudson Valley.