Some of the most traumatic injuries that can result from a
car accident are those that many may not realize occurred until well after the crash. In many cases, immediate physical symptoms are observed, such as broken bones, cuts, and aches, and those are treated immediately. If someone does not suffer a
physical injury, they may think that they are able to walk away from the accident unharmed. Unfortunately, many people suffer serious
brain injuries with symptoms appearing after the accident and are unable to recover compensation for this pain. In this blog, we will examine what a traumatic brain injury is and why you should always seek medical care following an accident, even if you do not experience physical symptoms.
Did I Suffer A Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury can be described as an injury to the brain that is caused by an external force or blow. Those that suffer a traumatic brain injury may find themselves facing cognitive or physical difficulties on a permanent or temporary basis. In car accidents, the scene of the crash can be so fast moving that the victim may not even realize they have hit their head on the steering wheel or side of the car. Without a puncture wound, someone with a brain injury can go days without realizing that something may be wrong.
There are numerous symptoms associated with a closed head injury, such as:
- Blurred vision
- Speech impairments
- Increased need for sleep
- Short-term memory loss
- Trouble concentrating
- Spatial disorientation
- Inability to multi-task
- Increased anxiety
- Impulsive behavior
- Egocentric behavior
After a car accident, the first thing you need to do is get immediate medical attention. A doctor may be able to discover signs that can indicate brain trauma that you would otherwise not recognize until they became an issue, and begin you on a treatment program aimed at allowing you to recover from this injury. If you experience any of these symptoms after an accident and have not received medical care, call a doctor right away.
At Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey, our personal injury attorneys in New Hampshire are dedicated to ensuring that you are taken care of after any accident. If you have suffered a closed head or brain injury, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve to make the recovery you need. Speak with us in a free consultation at your convenience- we'll travel to where you are!