How Do I Know If I Have a Brain Injury After a Serious Accident?

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Our lawyers at Scarlett Law Group have proven experience handling brain injury lawsuits on behalf of clients. We have recovered multi-million dollar results for a variety of accidents that resulted in serious brain injuries, so we know which legal strategies produce the best results for our clients in these types of cases.

Unfortunately, many people sustain head trauma in an accident but think the damage is relatively minor, so they don’t seek medical treatment. Brain injury symptoms can sometimes appear days or even weeks after an accident. That is why it is important to seek medical attention if you have any type of head injury so you can get the treatment you need to prevent long-term damage.

Common Signs & Symptoms of a Brain Injury

When a person sustains a brain injury, it can result in intense physical, emotional, and cognitive pain and difficulty. Whether you hit your head on the steering wheel or suffered whiplash during a collision, you need to be aware of and on the lookout for the following brain injury symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Blurred /double vision
  • Delayed reactions
  • Sensitivity to lights and sounds
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Memory problems
  • Concentration problems
  • Depression
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
  • Agitation or combativeness

FAQ: Brain Injuries

If you or a loved one have suffered a head injury due to an accident, you should immediately seek medical attention if you answer yes to any of the following questions:

Question #1: Do you hear ringing or buzzing?

A: If you are hearing sound when there is no external sound present, it might be a sign that you have injured the part of your brain that interprets sound.

Question #2: Have your sleep patterns changed after the accident?

A: Insomnia after an accident is a common symptom of traumatic brain injury. Oversleeping is another symptom. If you recognize a change in sleep patterns, it may indicate you have a brain injury.

Question #3: Are you struggling with everyday tasks?

A:  Brain injuries can impact your memory and ability to focus and make simple decisions. If routine tasks are too difficult to complete, it might be a sign that you are dealing with a brain injury.

Question #4:  Are you having trouble reading?

A: When you try to read something, do you see the text as a bunch of isolated letters that make no sense? If so, you might have Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS), a common symptom of brain injury.

Experienced Brain Injury Lawyers on Your Side

The dedicated legal team at Scarlett Law Group is here to guide you through each phase of the legal process if you have suffered head trauma due to an accident. If you or a loved one needs advice regarding collecting compensation for brain injury damages, please get in touch with our firm so we can discuss the details of your situation and build a strong case strategy so we can advocate for your best interests.

To schedule your free case consultation with a lawyer at Scarlett Law Group, call us today at (415) 688-2176.

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