Head injuries are notorious for being difficult to diagnose, treat, and
predict. As auto accidents are among the leading cause of head injuries,
also known as traumatic
brain injuries (TBI), it becomes important to take head trauma into consideration following
any type of motor vehicle accident, no matter how inconsequential or severe
it may seem.
Below are some crucial points to consider when it comes to brain injuries
and car accidents:
What is a traumatic brain injury? - TBI refers to any head injury in which the brain experiences trauma.
This trauma is caused by an external force injuring the brain, which most
commonly occurs as a result of an impact against the head. It can also
occur when the head suddenly jerks, such as when a car accident victim
What to look for? - Brain injuries can range in severity, and symptoms may or may not be
immediately present after an accident. In any case, there are some physical,
cognitive, and emotional symptoms to be aware of. These can include:
- Headaches or migraines
- Dizziness or difficulty balancing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Decreases, blurred, or double vision
- Memory problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Confusion, restlessness, or agitation
- Changes in mood
What should you do? - No matter how you feel after an auto accident, you should always seek
immediate medical attention. Symptoms may not manifest for days or even
longer, and by seeking medical attention you can better protect your health
and your rights should you choose to file a personal injury claim in the
future. If your or someone else involved in a crash does experience head
injury warning signs, seeking medical evaluation becomes essential.
What are your rights? - Victims injured in auto accidents caused by the carelessness or negligence
of others may have the right to recover compensation for their damages.
Since head injuries can lead to many setbacks, this compensation becomes
important to help victims pay for their medical expenses, lost wages,
pain and suffering, emotional injuries, and more.
At Roman & Gaynor, we’ve helped many victims and families recover
compensation for their damages following
auto accidents, including those that resulted in head injuries. If you have questions
about your rights, your case, and how our award-winning Clearwater car
accident lawyers can help you, contact us today for a