No one likes to think about what will happen if they suffer a serious injury in a car accident. Yet, about three million people suffer injuries in car accidents each year in the United States – and two million of those experience permanent injuries.
Signs of traumatic brain injuries
One serious injury that can have long-term effects is if you suffer a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. Signs you suffered a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a vehicle accident include the following:
- Losing consciousness, even for a few minutes
- Having a headache that won’t go away or worsens
- Vomiting or having nausea
- Experiencing weakness or numbness in your fingers and toes
- Experiencing convulsions or seizures
- Having slurred speech
- Experiencing confusion
- Vision disturbance
You should seek treatment immediately if you are involved in an accident where your head collides with any part of your vehicle or hits your airbag hard. You also should seek medical treatment if you notice any symptoms of a traumatic brain injury after an accident. By seeking treatment, you can ensure your traumatic brain injury hasn’t caused other problems, such as bleeding in the brain or swelling. You can begin to recover from your brain injury with proper treatment.
You also want to keep all documentation of your injury treatment and follow your doctor’s treatment plan to receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
You may need to consult a personal injury attorney if you need long-term treatment or if your injury will impact your long-term quality of life. You want to ensure you receive the compensation you need to move forward with your life.