Life can change dramatically in an instant. One moment you’re happy and healthy, and the next thing you know, you get into an accident. Some injuries, while painful, will gradually heal and you’ll be back to normal in no time.
But injuries that bring damage to your head and brain are a different story. Depending on the severity of the incident, you could end up suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A TBI can be a nightmare that terrorizes people with many problematic effects.
7 symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
1) Forgetfulness. Especially if you didn’t have memory issues prior to the accident.
2) Mood swings or changes in personality. If you’re behaving like a completely different person, this could be a big indicator of a TBI.
3) Slurred speech. This will be an obvious indicator, especially for those who interact with the victim frequently
4) Vision issues, including blurred vision.
5) Headaches and migraines. These can be debilitating for people who experience, but many suffer from them without an injury. If you’re having migraines without a history of them prior to the accident, they may be the result of a TBI.
6) Behaviors that are out of the ordinary and odd comments.
7) Depression. This can include shifts of sleep and appetite, lack of energy or enthusiasm, and even suicidal thoughts.
If you or a loved one show these symptoms after an accident that impacted the head or brain, seek medical attention as quickly as possible. These symptoms may not appear for days or weeks, but there are still treatments that can help. In some cases, it may be possible to reverse the effects of the injury.
This blog post should not be taken as medical or legal advice. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve experienced a brain injury as a result of an accident, we can help you receive compensation.
Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of brain injuries on a routine basis. We understand the physical and mental strain injuries like TBI can cause. We’ll connect you with the treatment options and medical care you need, first and foremost. You will be treated with the utmost respect and patience as we work to recover the compensation you need to care for your injury, long-term.