A car accident can be a scary and painful experience. The experience can be even more painful if you suffer a serious injury. Unfortunately, sometimes people suffer serious head injuries, but they fail to realize the extent of their injuries and therefore, they fail to get medical assistance early on. If you were in a car accident or otherwise suffered a serious blow to the head, you might have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or a concussion if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Memory problems, including difficulty remembering new information or trouble remembering events directly before or after the head injury is a sign that you may have a TBI or concussion.
- You may also experience difficulty concentrating or find yourself getting distracted easily.
- Those who have suffered a serious head injury may also have headaches. The person may also feel dizzy, have blurred vision, experience balance problems, or have sensitivity to light or noise.
- After a concussion or TBI, you may also have sleep problems. On the one side, you feel tired or find yourself sleeping more than usual. On the other end of the spectrum, you may sleep less than normal or have trouble falling asleep.
- You may also experience changes in mood or personality. This may include feeling irritable or getting angry easier. It may include feeling sad, nervous, or depressed.
- Diminished senses, including decreased hearing, smell, or taste may also be a sign of a serious head injury.
While people often expect these symptoms to appear directly after an accident, some of them may take several days to appear. If you are experiencing these symptoms, even several days after being injured in a vehicle accident, you should first visit a doctor. Then contact us. An experienced car accident lawyer will discuss the specifics of your case with you.