Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause long-lasting and sometimes fatal damage. Car accidents and sports injuries are some of the main causes for TBI, so if your family has recently been in a car accident or your children have been injured while playing sports, it is very important to see a doctor immediately and watch for these signs in the coming weeks.
TBI symptoms may show up immediately after the injury, but sometimes, there will be no signs until days or even weeks after the accident occurred. If your family is involved in a car crash or sports-related injury, you should seek medical attention right away to check for immediate damage and find injuries in their early stages if possible. A TBI can happen even if an injury seemed to be minor or harmless at first.
Even after seeing a doctor, be on the lookout for these symptoms. Physical symptoms can include:
· Loss of consciousness
· Dizziness, fatigue, or confusion
· Loss of coordination
· Difficulty sleeping
· Difficulty waking up or sleeping much more than usual
Other symptoms that could appear:
· Slurred speech
· Blurred vision
· Ringing in ears
· Bad taste in mouth
· Heightened sensitivity to light and/or sound
· Mood swings
· Memory issues
If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or your children, seek medical help immediately. Traumatic brain injuries can be devastating and have long-lasting effects on the person, which is why it so crucial to get the appropriate treatment for your situation.
If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, such as in a car accident, you might have a personal injury claim that could compensate the cost of your medical bills or other expenses.