Traumatic Brain Injuries: What Are They and What Are the Symptoms?
Traumatic brain injuries can occur as the result of any incident in which a person’s brain is jarred. Often they are the result of car accidents. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we want to assure that every client understand the seriousness of a brain injury if they have suffered from one. Today we will discuss what they are and common symptoms to be aware of.
If you have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or believe that you may have suffered from one, then we recommend you talk to a personal injury attorney to find out what your legal options are. You can reach Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas by calling us at 909-982-0707 today.
The impact of a traumatic brain injury can vary
It is not as simple as it may seem to say what a traumatic brain injury is and what the long-term impact will be. This because every victim has their own unique experience and the extent of the injury can vary based on a number of factors. A person can have a mild brain injury after being in an accident and the result can be a headache that goes away after a few days.
Others can suffer from permanent symptoms from their brain injury, including memory issues, psychological changes, emotional changes, physical disability, and other issues. What is common in all brain injuries is that they can happen as a result of a physical trauma that involves some type of blow to the head or rapid movement of the head.
Common symptoms of traumatic brain injuries
Some people will experience symptoms of a traumatic brain injury immediately after the accident. Others will not have any symptoms for hours or even days after the accident took place. The immediate symptoms are typically caused by direct trauma to the brain while delayed symptoms are often the result of the brain swelling or bleeding.
Some of the most common symptoms of a mild brain injury (for example, a concussion) including loss of consciousness, headache, a dazed, disoriented, or confused feeling, speech issues, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, issues with sleep (either insomnia or excessive sleep), depression, dizziness, memory issues, anxiety, and mood swings. Sensory issues are also common, such as hearing ringing in the ears or having a bad taste in the mouth.
More serious brain injuries can result in symptoms such as unconsciousness, vomiting, dilation of one or both pupils, severe headache, seizures, fluid leaking form the ears or nose, slurred speech, numbness in extremities such as the fingers and toes, and agitation. Any of these symptoms should prompt a quick trip to the emergency room.
If you have suffered a brain injury, or are helping a loved one who has, then you may be able to ensure that the at-fault party is financially responsible for the injuries they caused. You can reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for help determining if you have a case.