A traumatic brain injury can occur when there is sudden impact between vehicles. The force of a head hitting an object during a car accident can cause a variety of brain trauma depending on the force of the impact and the area affected.
Some of the signs of a traumatic brain injury include:
- weakness or numbness;
- dramatic changes in behavior;
- inability to concentrate or think;
- blurred vision;
- double vision;
- sudden onset of depression;
- inability to speak or understand what others are saying;
- difficulty swallowing;
- loss of balance;
- difficulty sitting or walking;
- memory loss;
- stiff or spastic muscles;
- slurred speech;
- unusual sleep difficulties; and
These are just some of the signs of traumatic brain injury. Mild cases of traumatic brain injury may result in a concussion while more severe cases could result in irreversible brain damage. These symptoms may also not show up right away, but in the days and weeks following an accident. This is why it is always important to seek immediate medical treatment following a crash. Waiting until these symptoms become apparent can lead to further injury or prove fatal.
If you have received a traumatic brain injury or otherwise been seriously injured in a car accident, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. A personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case to determine whether someone else’s negligence led to your injuries.