When you’ve been in a car crash, you might not know you’ve been hurt right away. Some injuries can take hours or even days to notice. Not all injuries cause a great amount of pain, and some are just difficult to pinpoint. That’s how traumatic brain injuries can be.
You can strike your head and the initial pain could go away. It might only be later that you realize something is not quite right. That’s why it’s so important to see a doctor following your vehicle collision, even if you don’t think you were injured. A doctor can do a thorough examination, ruling out any of those hard-to-notice injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries can be especially difficult to recognize, so here is some information on signs of a brain injury. Watch out for these signs and see a doctor right away if you believe you’re experiencing any of these symptoms. It’s best to be proactive with regard to your health.
Signs of Brain Trauma Following a Vehicle Crash
These are only some of the signs of a brain injury; make sure you talk with your doctor if you have any concerns.
- Speech Issues – Head injuries can impact your ability to process language and speech. Your head might know what it wants your mouth to say, but there might be an issue in the neural pathway that tells your mouth what to do. If you’re having speech issues, such as slurred speech, you might have a brain injury.
- Coordination and Balance Difficulty – Again, when you’ve sustained a head injury, your brain won’t be fully in control of your motor functioning. This can cause you to lose your balance, have difficulty with gross and fine motor skills, and even struggle with walking and movement.
- Visual Disturbances – You might have trouble with your vision, such as blurred vision and dizziness. These visual disturbances are sometimes caused by brain trauma.
- Cognition Issues – Following brain trauma, you might notice that your ability to process information has slowed. It may feel like slow motion inside your head. Brain damage can negatively impact your cognitive functioning.
A few other signs to watch out for are:
- Mood changes
- Personality changes
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sleepiness and trouble waking up from sleeping
- Numbness or tingling sensation in your limbs
Was Your Brain Injury Caused by Another’s Negligence?
If the vehicle crash that caused your brain injury was the result of another person’s negligence, you can file an auto injury claim against them.
Your head injury will likely result in damages and life changes for you, and when you didn’t cause the crash that hurt you, you deserve to be fully compensated for it and for the injuries you’ve sustained.
Reach out to Bohn & Fletcher, LLP to discuss your case with a lawyer today. Your attorney will investigate your auto wreck, gather evidence of fault and of your injuries, and submit your claim with the appropriate insurance companies. A free case review is offered to those who fill out the form down below or call 408-279-4222.