Traumatic brain injury can be a truly life-changing injury, resulting in disability, permanent reduction of your quality of life, or even death. Part of what makes brain injury so scary, though, is that it can be subtle. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, such as a car accident, in which you either hit your head or experienced a rapid jerking motion, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury Signs and Symptoms
Here are some of the signs and symptoms of brain injury to watch for:
- Inability to concentrate
- Memory loss
- Vision changes or problems
- Mood or personality changes
- Sleep disturbance
If you or your loved one show any of these signs or symptoms, you should see a doctor.
Not a Minor Injury
Even if you didn’t crack your skull or even strike your head, you still may have suffered serious injury. Injury to your brain can be caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration. This forces your brain against your skull, which can result in bleeding and swelling. Because bleeding and swelling can increase pressure in your skull and cut off the supply of blood and oxygen, this may be an even more serious than open-head injuries in which you crack your skull.
If you or a loved one shows signs of a brain injury after a car accident or other accident, seek medical attention immediately.
If you need help getting compensation after a brain injury due to an accident in Chicago, please contact Willens Law Offices today for a free consultation.