Traumatic brain injuries, called TBIs, usually occur when a person suffers a blow to their head or their body, which then juggles the brain in their skull. TBIs are very serious injuries, even if symptoms do not manifest for a day or two.
If you have been involved in a car crash, trip and fall, or other accident, you might have suffered a brain injury. Remember, you can suffer a brain injury even if you did not suffer a direct blow to the head. Pay attention to the following symptoms after an accident and see a doctor as soon as possible.
Mild Brain Injury
With a mild injury, you may or may not blackout after the accident. If not, you still might feel dazed or confused. If you did lose consciousness, you probably woke up within a few seconds or minutes.
Other brain injury symptoms include:
- Sleep impairment
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision or ringing in the ears
- Loss of balance or coordination
- Impaired memory
- Trouble concentrating
- Mood swings or depression
Moderate to Severe TBIs
More serious TBIs will be harder to recover from. Unsurprisingly, the symptoms should be more severe as well. Most obviously, someone suffering from a moderate or severe TBI will lose consciousness for a longer period of time, such as several minutes or hours. Others will remain in a coma for days and weeks. A victim can also experience profound confusion upon awakening.
Other symptoms of a moderate or severe TBI include:
- Persistent headaches or those that increase in intensity
- Numbness in limbs
- Problems waking up from sleep
- Vomiting or nausea that does not go away
- Dilation of the pupils
- Fluid draining from the ears or your nose
- Unusual behavior, such as aggression or combativeness
- Slurred speech
Children and Brain Injuries
Children might show different symptoms after suffering a brain injury. For example, your child might exhibit the following:
- Changed eating habits
- Lack of interest in favorite games or hobbies
- Changes in attention
- Depression or sadness
Take your child to a doctor to be diagnosed as soon as possible.
The Accident Attorneys to Call in Miami
Brain injuries are fairly common in car accidents and other incidents. If someone else is to blame for your injury, reach out to a lawyer today. You might be entitled to compensation in a lawsuit or settlement.
Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum is a leading Miami personal injury law firm with decades of experience. We have secured millions of dollars for our clients and are eager to meet with you. Call 305-371-2692.