A brain injury is a very unique type of injury because it is sometimes difficult to tell just how serious it is. Does someone have a mild concussion? Do they have a traumatic brain injury that is never going to heal? It is difficult for those who don’t have much experience in this medical field to know exactly what they are looking at.
In some situations, this means that people do not understand that they have suffered from a brain injury and they don’t know what symptoms to look for. They wind up neglecting to get treatment or putting that treatment off, which can be a dangerous delay. To help you avoid this, let’s take a look at some potential symptoms that you may experience.
Those with a brain injury may sleep more than they normally would, or they may have trouble sleeping. They may become irritable or seem dazed and disoriented. Some of these symptoms can last for months or even years, while others may occur only right after the incident.
Sensitivity is very common after a brain injury, such as sensitivity to loud sounds or bright lights. Things that anyone else can endure without a problem may simply be so painful that a person with a brain injury needs to leave the room.
Finally, just consider some of the physical issues that you are experiencing. Have you lost consciousness? Are you suffering from nausea or vomiting? Do you have a persistent headache? All of these physical signs can tell you that something is wrong and it’s time to go to the hospital.
If someone else caused your injury, be sure you know about all the legal options you have.