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What should you know about traumatic brain injuries?

On Behalf of | Apr 26, 2024 | Personal Injury Law

People who are involved in a motor vehicle crash can suffer from a host of injuries, one of which is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This can impact the victim in a variety of ways, including some that might be lifelong.

One of the most troubling aspects of a TBI is that the symptoms may not appear right away. This means that you may have this injury for days or weeks and not know.

What signs should you watch for?

The symptoms of a TBI vary, depending on the type of injury and the location of it. There are some signs that are more common than others. These include:

  • Headache that won’t go away
  • Nausea that may lead to vomiting
  • Sensitivity to sound or light
  • Changes in sleep habits
  • Mood swings
  • Altered cognitive abilities

Other symptoms might also be possible, so anyone who has been in a crash and experiences anything amiss should get medical attention immediately.

What lifelong experiences may occur with a TBI?

Some people who have a TBI may experience symptoms that affect their ability to work. If they are able to return to work, they may need some accommodations. In some cases, they may also have to cut back on how many hours they work after the injury compared to before it.

Any victim of a TBI should ensure they get immediate medical care, which can be costly. They may opt to pursue a compensation claim to help cover the financial damages they are dealing with. Working with someone familiar with these matters is beneficial since they can guide the victim through the process.