What You Need to Know About Head Injuries Following an Auto Accident

What You Need to Know About Head Injuries Following an Auto Accident

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 experiences whiplash.

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
  • Fatigue
  • Unconsciousness
  • 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 FREE consultation.

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