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Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

By Hampton & Pigott
Posted on 6-8-2022

All of our clients have something to lose. And those who have been involved in workplace, auto, and other kinds of accidents are certainly included. Which is exactly why we fight so hard for our clients. When you win, we win.

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries are sadly common in the personal injury cases we see. If you have recently been involved in an accident, recognizing signs of head trauma can prove essential in getting the care you need. Here is what you should look for.

What Is Head Trauma?

When your head is hit with significant force, this can cause brain injuries. Your brain sits in fluid inside the cavity of your skull. So, when your head is violently hit from outside forces, it can send your brain crashing into the walls of your skull. Severe whiplash, shrapnel impact, and things like these can cause severe damage to the brain. If you lose consciousness at the scene of an accident, it is likely that your brain has suffered a traumatic injury.

Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury

Many people think that once they have been sent home from the hospital, all is well. This is not the case since TBIs can delay manifesting symptoms. Here are signs that you and family members should keep watch for in the days following an accident.

Extreme Lethargy

When your body is healing, it is natural to feel tired. But if mental and physical lethargy continues well after you have begun to heal, this is a sign that you may be suffering from long term problems. General sluggishness and apathy can also be included in this category.

Altered Personality

The brain is a delicate and intricate organ. If you have suffered a TBI, depending on the location of the injury, it can affect your mood and personality. If you or your loved one is experiencing differences in emotional disposition, behavior, or general outlook after an accident, it is worth talking to a doctor about.

Chronic Headaches or Dizziness

Headaches and dizziness can be caused by a wide range of things, so these symptoms are easy to right off or ignore. But if you are experiencing persistent headaches or dizziness after an accident, it could be signaling damage to nerves or brain tissue. Tingling or numbness in the area the injury occurred is also a sign you should look for.​

Like we mentioned, the brain is a complex organ that controls the entire body. TBI related side effects may well present themselves in other ways, these are just some of the most common and subtle symptoms to look out for immediately following an accident.

If it turns out that you have suffered a TBI as a result of an accident, ongoing medical care can prove financially draining. Which is exactly why you should reach out to a team of experienced litigators after an accident that was not your fault. At Hampton & Pigott, we will do everything we can to ensure that you are rightfully compensated for the injury you sustained.