The symptoms of mild to severe brain injuries

On Behalf of | May 13, 2021 | catastrophic injuries

Wyoming roads are like any other across in the country in that a serious accident could take place at any time. Unfortunately, this also means that any person on those roads faces the risk of being the victim of one of those accidents, including you or a loved one. 

You may have recently felt as if your ticket was up because you did end up in a serious crash. During the incident, you may have struck your head on something, or an object may have hit it. On the other hand, you may not recall hitting your head at all. Still, you may have felt like something was off either immediately after the crash or in the days following. 

Traumatic brain injuries 

It is not uncommon for car crashes to cause traumatic brain injuries in those who are involved. These injuries can range in severity and can occur due to your head hitting a window or steering wheel, an object hitting your head, or just the intense jostling of your brain inside your skull during the collision. Even injuries considered on the mild end of the spectrum can still have serious symptoms, such as: 

  • Headache 
  • Vomiting 
  • Speech problems 
  • Dizziness 
  • Balance issues 
  • Sensitivity to light and sound 
  • Drowsiness 
  • Memory issues 

When it comes to moderate to severe injuries, the symptoms can include: 

  • Repeated vomiting 
  • Fluid coming from the nose or ears 
  • Coordination problems 
  • Seizures 
  • Persistent headache 
  • Intense confusion 
  • Speech problems 
  • Coma 
  • Combative behavior 

Neither of these lists shows every sign or symptom of a mild to severe TBI. Any time you feel off physically or mentally after a car accident, it is wise to receive medical attention. It is also important to keep in mind that signs of a serious injury do not always show up immediately after an accident. So, if someone feels fine after the crash, it does not completely rule out the chances of injuries. 

Did you suffer a TBI? 

If medical professionals diagnosed you with a TBI after a car accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, your world may have change considerably. Whether you needed to take time off of work temporarily to recover or your injuries caused you permanent harm that affected your abilities, you may have reason to seek compensation for those and other damages. Gaining information on your legal options may be in your interest.