When severe or catastrophic injuries occur, victims need immediate medical intervention to increase their odds of recovery, and in some cases, survival. Most accident-related injuries come with obvious symptoms. For example, you will probably notice a broken arm or leg immediately.
Unfortunately, some injuries, like concussions and traumatic brain injury, might not manifest recognizable symptoms for several days or weeks. If you do not know your brain is injured, you are likely not receiving the treatment you need to get better.
What are some signs of a traumatic brain injury?
If you have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury, you may begin experiencing the symptoms below.
- Headache, fatigue and drowsiness
- Nausea, with or without vomiting
- Dizziness and poor balance
- Speech problems
- Blurred vision
- Light and noise sensitivity
If your traumatic brain injury is severe, you can expect the symptoms above as well as the ones listed below. However, it is vital to understand that every person is unique and may not experience the same signs of a brain injury.
- Loss of consciousness
- Seizures and convulsions
- Pupil dilation (one or both eyes)
- Vomiting repeatedly
- Persistent nausea or headache
- Profound confusion
- Slurred speech
- Personality or behavioral changes (agitation, etc.)
Unfortunately, the list of signs and symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries is too long to include here.
Brain injuries can occur in many ways, including motor vehicle accidents. If you refuse medical treatment after your accident, you risk your health. That is why we always recommend seeking a medical opinion even if you feel fine. Having an official medical report also improves your ability to acquire the compensation you deserve in the wake of another person’s carelessness.
Continue browsing our website to learn about your legal options after suffering a catastrophic injury in the state of Minnesota.