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Can you have a TBI without realizing it?

On Behalf of | Jan 15, 2023 | Personal Injury

There are many common misconceptions about traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). One of the most widespread is that you must experience a blow to the head to sustain one. 

However, this is not always the case – TBIs can also occur when the head is suddenly and forcefully shaken, as well as from other causes. In fact, you may even have suffered a TBI without realizing it. 

Signs you may have a TBI

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a serious health issue that can impact an individual’s quality of life. Common causes of these injuries include car accidents, falls, and sports-related incidents. 

TBIs can have various short-term and long-term physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms. These can include headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, sleep problems, mood swings, and difficulty concentrating. While some individuals may experience the full range of symptoms after an injury, others may only exhibit a few or none. 

As varied as their symptoms are, so are the potential long-term effects; some individuals recover after a short time and experience few, if any, ongoing issues, while others will have significant disabilities and impairment that follow them for years or even the rest of their lives. Fortunately, with early recognition of the injury and prompt medical intervention, many TBIs can be significantly reduced in severity. 

If you have been in a car accident, it’s essential to seek medical help right away. Early recognition and treatment are crucial for minimizing the negative impacts of a TBI and for a more favorable prognosis on your quality of life. Recovering from a TBI can be a long and uncertain journey. During your recovery, you will need some way of supporting your household. Receiving compensation for your injuries will provide financial security while you are on your recovery path.