Traumatic brain injuries are fairly common in serious auto accidents. They are often caused when a person hits their head or is suddenly jolted during a crash, and they can cause severe, life-altering symptoms that lead to long-term disability.
With moderate-to-severe brain injuries, there are some significant symptoms that could disrupt a person’s life, such as:
- Profound confusion
- Slurred speech
- A loss of coordination
- Seizures and convulsions
- Repeated nausea and vomiting
- Weakness in the fingers and toes
- Agitation and combativeness
- Unusual behavior
These symptoms can change the way they live their lives, how they interact with others and how they support themselves.
After an auto accident, get medical attention
If you’re involved in an auto accident, your priority should be to seek medical attention as soon as you can. At the hospital, a medical provider can check to see if you have a brain injury or if you have other medical conditions that require immediate attention and treatment.
If you have a brain injury, you may be confused or have symptoms that make it harder to handle your situation. Amnesia, memory loss and other symptoms can also impact your ability to work on a personal injury claim. Since these are possible, you should try to write down as much as you can about what happened and be prepared to look into seeking help with your case.
Brain injuries change lives, but there is help
Brain injuries can change the way you live your life. They can also be extremely expensive. You might need surgery, have to go through rehabilitation or be frustrated by other significant symptoms that negatively impact your day-to-day life, too.
You deserve support as you make your claim
After a crash, you have a right to look into making a claim against an at-fault driver who caused your injuries. When you make a personal injury claim, you may be able to seek compensation that could cover your medical care, lost wages, rehabilitation needs, changes to your home to help you live with a new disability and more. You deserve all the support you need as you focus on healing.