Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be life-altering after you have been in a car accident. Even if you have the slightest symptom of a traumatic brain injury after a car accident, these symptoms can get worse and cause major damage to your brain says California Personal Injury and Accident Attorney Steven Peck.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI happens when there is a sudden impact to the head or brain, such as those that happen in a car accident.
The symptoms of traumatic brain injury are listed below:
- Loss of consciousness for a period of time;
- Blurred vision;
- Ringing in the ears;
- Bad taste in the mouth;
- Sleep disabilities;
- Mood changes;
- Memory loss;
- Concentration problems;
- Migraine headache;
- Pupil dilation;
- Slurred speech;
- Loss of coordination; and
The dangerous thing about traumatic brain injuries is that symptoms may be similar, regardless of the severity of your car accident. This means that symptoms such as migraines or nausea may result after just a mild concussion or even after severe trauma for which you need emergency treatment. It’s for this reason that your lawyer will tell you it’s always imperative to seek treatment, regardless of the severity of your symptoms.
Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury
Unfortunately, there is not much medical professionals can do after the damage is already done. Instead, emergency medical care will first focus on preventing any further damage from traumatic brain injury. Then long-term care will focus on rehabilitation and re-learning any basic skills lost. Treatments may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychotherapy, social support and medicine (in some cases).
Since this kind of medical care can get expensive, you’ll want to make sure to save all your treatment records and medical bills to give to your lawyer to use when putting a value to your claim.
The nature of a traumatic brain injury may cause you to lose your ability to perform daily tasks, including raising your family, performing at your job and enjoying a good quality of life. When this happens, your lawyer will take into consideration all the ways your life has been impacted when building your claim.
If you suffer from a traumatic brain injury, your lawyer in will work with you in efforts to seek compensation for your injuries, medical bills and anything that will affect you in the future because of your car accident. While you focus on recovery, your Peck Law Group lawyer can address all such matters, so that your claim gets the attention it deserves.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.