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Did you suffer a brain injury in a car accident?

On Behalf of | Apr 3, 2024 | Personal Injury

Car accidents have the potential to cause brain injuries. While some may be mild, like a concussion, others are more severe, leaving victims with long-term issues. Everyone must know the signs of a brain injury to get treatment immediately. 

Here are some key signs of a brain injury from a car accident to watch out for:

Physical symptoms

Physical symptoms of a brain injury may include things like:

  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

These symptoms can manifest immediately after the accident or develop gradually over time. Additionally, individuals may experience seizures, loss of consciousness or weakness in the extremities.

Cognitive and emotional effects

Brain injuries can also affect cognitive function and emotional well-being. Look for signs such as confusion, memory problems, difficulty concentrating and slowed thinking. As the brain changes due to the injury, you may experience depression, anxiety, mood swings and increased irritability. 

Behavioral changes

Changes in behavior may indicate a brain injury. These changes can include impulsivity, aggression, agitation and social withdrawal. Individuals may also exhibit inappropriate behavior or difficulty controlling their emotions.

Speech and language issues

A brain injury can impair speech and language abilities. Common language and speech issues include problems finding the right words, slurred speech, problems understanding language, which may indicate damage to the brain. Some individuals may also have trouble reading or writing.

Sleep disturbances

Sleep disturbances are common after a brain injury. This can include difficulty falling asleep, excessive daytime drowsiness or disrupted sleep patterns. Sleep is crucial for the brain’s healing process, so any significant changes in sleep behavior should be addressed promptly.

If you or someone you know experiences any of these signs following a car accident, seeking medical attention is essential. Even if symptoms seem mild initially, they could indicate a more severe underlying injury that requires treatment. Getting medical treatment right away will help reduce the impact of the injury.