Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms after a Car Crash 

 Posted on August 30, 2022 in Car Accidents

Chicago Car Crash Injury LawyerCar accidents are often a chaotic blur of metal scrapping metal and vehicle occupants being jostled around the inside of the car. Many accident victims do not even realize what happened until the accident concludes. In the moments after a crash, adrenaline courses through the body and can mask any injuries. Some injuries, like traumatic brain injury, may not be immediately apparent.

If you or a loved one were in a car accident, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of TBI so that you can get prompt medical attention if needed. Symptoms of TBI can appear immediately after the crash or possibly hours or days later.

Signs You Suffered a Brain Injury in a Car Accident

Headache is the most common symptom of TBI. If you have a headache after a car accident that does not go away or gets worse, it could be a sign of brain injury. Dizziness and loss of balance are also common symptoms. This can make it difficult to walk or stand. You may also feel nauseous and vomit as a result of the dizziness. Blurred vision, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, and changes in the ability to smell are all possible signs of TBI.

Some people also experience mood swings and changes in sleep patterns. They feel tired all the time or have trouble falling asleep. Some people become irritable, anxious, or depressed. Cognitive changes are common after a brain injury. This can manifest as difficulty thinking clearly, concentrating, or remembering things. Some TBI sufferers may have trouble with vision and hearing or find it hard to process information or make decisions.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. TBI is a serious medical condition that requires prompt treatment. If you wait too long to get help, the damage could become permanent.

Call Our Chicago Injury Attorneys for Help After a Car Accident

If you were in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, including ambulance fees, hospital bills, doctor's visits, and rehabilitative care. If you had to miss work because of TBI symptoms or to receive medical care,  you may be able to recover lost wages. If you suffered a permanent disability, you could receive compensation for future lost earnings. You may also be able to recover damages for your pain and suffering.

Set up a free consultation with a Chicago, IL personal injury attorney from Winters Salzetta O'Brien & Richardson, LLC today. Call us at 312-236-6324



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