Let’s say you were in a car crash and you bumped your head on the steering wheel. You don’t think your injuries are that bad, but pretty soon you start to notice that you are having a lot of headaches and somehow, you just can’t think straight.
You could have a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”).
Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries.
It goes without saying that whenever you experience an injury, or if you are in a car accident of any description—whether a fender-bender or something more serious—the first thing you should do is seek medical attention.
TBIs are injuries to the brain that can range from slight to serious. Depending on the location of the injury (whether it is to the base of the brain or the frontal cortex etc.) the symptoms of a TBI can vary.
However, here are 4 common symptoms you might experience if you have a TBI.
- Memory Problems.
Many people who have had a significant brain injury will experience changes in their thinking (cognitive) skills. Your thinking may be slowed and if you have a TBI, it can be difficult for you to remember even simple things.
- Communication Problems.
Traumatic Brain Injuries can also affect a person’s ability to speak. Language and communications problems are common following traumatic brain injuries. You may have difficulty understanding writing or understanding what other people are saying to you. On the other hand, you might have trouble speaking, writing, or following a conversation. All of these difficulties are signs of a TBI.
- Emotional Problems.
Brain injuries often lead to emotional problems as well. They can cause depression and anxiety and can also lead to the loss of “empathy.” Serious brain injuries can cause a person’s personality to change. It is not uncommon for TBI victims to have emotional outbursts or to be unable to understand or relate to another person’s feelings post-accident.
- Sensory Problems.
Traumatic brain injuries can also lead to other physical problems such as a persistent ringing in the ears or impaired hand-eye coordination. Some people experience double-vision or blind spots.
These are just some of the more common symptoms of a TBI. Any injury to the brain, even a seemingly minor one, must be taken seriously and treated.
We Fight For Our Clients.
At the Day Law Group, we handle traumatic brain injury cases with dedication and compassion. Our passion is helping people who have been wrongfully injured get the compensation they deserve. We offer FREE consultations and in most cases, we don’t get paid unless you win your case. We have offices in Baton Rouge, and we serve all of Southern Louisiana. Call ToDay to schedule your free consultation or contact us here.