Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most serious types of injuries an individual can suffer. If left untreated, there can be permanent, devastating damage. Head injuries are often caused by car accidents and falls. If you have been injured in an accident, it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury so that you can receive the treatment you need.
Common Symptoms of Head Injuries
Many symptoms of head injuries may seem mild at first, and you may be tempted to avoid seeing a doctor. However, it is important that you carefully watch for these symptoms:
- Loss of balance or difficulty standing upright
- Ringing in your ears
- Feelings of confusion
- Temporary memory loss
- Feeling nauseated
These symptoms can easily be mistaken for other things. However, if you hit your head or have cuts and bruises on your head, you should keep track of these symptoms and see a doctor as soon as possible. Although these symptoms may seem minor, there could be something serious going on. Even if your accident was several days ago, it is still important to seek medical treatment.
More Severe Symptoms
In addition to the mild symptoms of a head injury, you may experience more severe symptoms such as:
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of control of body movements
- Inability to control eye movements
- Bleeding from a head injury
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek emergency medical treatment immediately. These symptoms will usually appear shortly after the accident. These can be signs of a very serious head injury, and timely treatment is crucial for the best possible outcome. You may need an x-ray, C.T. scan, or MRI to determine the extent of your injury. Your head and neck will have to be stabilized to prevent further injury.
Contact a Trusted Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve sustained a head injury as the result of someone’s negligence, you should contact an experienced and trusted personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Bonina & Bonina, P.C., have over 50 years of experience helping the victims of catastrophic injuries. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-MEDLAW1 to schedule your free consultation. Home and hospital visits are available. Se habla español.