Recognizing the Signs of a Brain Injury 

A brain injury occurs when physical or otherwise traumatic injury impacts the brain, skull, and surrounding tissues. Brain injuries do not always have outward signs of trauma, which is why recognizing the signs of a brain injury can be complex and even difficult. Our team at Everett Cook Law works with clients facing a wide range of accidents that can cause devastating brain injuries.

The Most Common Signs of a Brain Injury

When an outward injury or wound is not obvious, the signs of a brain injury are often less evident overall. That is, it can take a significant effort to recognize that the brain has been impacted. The following are some of the most important signs to notice and react to in these cases:

  • Headaches that are otherwise not explained
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Intense fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble maintaining balance and coordination
  • Loss of consciousness

In addition to this, many people experience cognitive changes or changes in their emotional well-being that can also signal damage to the brain’s structure. Examples of these include:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Confusion or mental fog
  • Mood swings
  • Intense anxiety
  • Onset of depression

In all of these situations, there may be damage to the brain that requires medical care. If you were in a car accident, fell at work, or suffered any other incident in which you struck your head or faced rapid back-and-forth movement, seek out a medical provider right away.

How Brain Injuries Occur

A brain injury can happen for various reasons with varying degrees of severity associated with them. In some situations, the injury is obvious because a person has an open wound from being struck in the head. Other times, the damage occurs to the brain tissue or its function instead. This can happen in cases such as the following:

  • Being struck by another vehicle from behind
  • Work-related injuries
  • Falls from heights
  • Hitting your head on equipment or other hard surfaces
  • Falling from a bike
  • Being struck by a car as a pedestrian or bike rider

In these situations, someone else may be responsible for the losses you have. If that is the case, our personal injury attorneys are available to discuss your case with you and help you to obtain fair compensation for your losses.

Get Medical Help in All Situations

If you have suffered an injury to your head or have been involved in any of the accidents listed here, it is critical for you to take action. Get to the emergency room for an exam and proper testing. Document what is occurring to you over time. Continue to get medical care even if you feel okay. Brain injuries can worsen over time.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Personal Injury Attorney

Rely on our 40 years of experience to help you navigate your right to compensation after suffering a brain injury. Call Everett Cook Law now to learn more about our law firm and how we can help you get the compensation you are owed at a free consultation.

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