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Recognizing the signs of a traumatic brain injury

On Behalf of | Dec 20, 2022 | Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can have a huge impact on victims and their families. Because of how serious these injuries are, you need to know what signs to look for. 

Car accidents, slips and falls and more can cause head injuries. Knowing the signs of a TBI will ensure you act quickly and seek medical treatment to prevent the injury from causing more serious issues. 

Varied symptoms are common with TBIs

Brain injury symptoms can vary based on how severe the injury was. More serious injuries will cause several physical symptoms, such as worsening or continual headaches, coordination issues, seizures, dilated pupils and more. 

For mild TBIs, the symptoms may not be as obvious and often include the following:

  • Vision problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Memory problems
  • Mental impairments
  • Mood swings

Even though mild TBIs don’t have as severe of effects on the body, they can still cause serious and long-term damage if you fail to seek treatment immediately. Many people with head injuries can become depressed or experience extreme bouts of anxiety. Mood swings are also common, and memory issues are likely with a TBI.

Seek treatment immediately

If you are involved in an accident and hit your head, you should seek medical treatment immediately. A doctor can find TBIs even if you don’t yet have symptoms. 

Also, by seeking treatment right after an accident, you will have documentation that relates the injury to the accident. This is helpful if you plan to file a claim against another party, such as after a slip and fall or following a car accident. Knowing your legal rights and options and seeking compensation can help ensure you get the ongoing treatment needed for the traumatic brain injury you experience.