Automobile accidents are the leading cause of brain injury. What is even more frightening is many people who suffer from brain injuries after a car accident fail to recognize those injuries, and emergency rooms often fail to diagnose them, as well. A delay in the treatment of a brain injury can result in permanent damage and even death.
The following are the top 3 misconceptions associated with brain injuries:
1. Symptoms will show up immediately after your accident. While some brain injuries show up immediately, some take days, weeks or even months to develop.
2. You have to hit to your head to have a brain injury. The force of your brain hitting the inside of your skull can cause a brain injury without your head ever coming in contact with another object or surface.
3. Suffering a brain injury means you will lose consciousness. Some people are able to walk and talk after a brain injury, as if nothing happened, even though their injury is severe.
If you even suspect that you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, seek medical treatment immediately. Being knowledgeable of the symptoms associated with serious brain injury could help prevent long-term damage.
Traumatic brain injury symptoms are not always visibly apparent. It is important that you learn to recognize these dangerous symptoms:
- Memory loss
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Slurred speech
If you are released from the hospital after being treated for a serious head injury, and you still don’t feel right, don’t be afraid to get a second opinion. Emergency room doctors are quick to treat the most visible injuries and may ignore the less apparent ones. Recognizing a traumatic brain injury and getting the treatment necessary could help you prevent permanent brain damage and even death.
If you or a loved one was a victim of traumatic brain injury, you have to call me right away 1 (800) 556-4769. If your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, I can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Author: Tim Misny | For 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.