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TBIs, concussions and other accident-related head injuries

On Behalf of | Aug 29, 2017 | Injuries

A car accident can affect your health in many ways, and some of these effects are not apparent until days or weeks after the initial injury. Head injuries are a common type of car accident injury, yet victims are often unaware of the symptoms and signs or the injury itself in the immediate aftermath of an accident.

If you suffered a head injury of any kind after an accident in Louisiana, chances are that you were unaware of the full impact of your injury right away. It is important for you to have the care you need, allowing you to pursue a full and fair recovery from a concussion or other type of TBI.

Common signs of a head injury

No two head injuries are the same, and the signs and symptoms of your injury could differ from those experienced by another person with the same type of TBI. One of the most common types of TBIs, concussions, are often characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Lingering severe headaches
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Slurred speech or speech problems
  • Lack of coordination or weakness and numbness

Because they are rather common, people who have concussions often overlook the severity of the potential impact this type of injury can have. In fact, people with concussions and other types of TBIs may have difficulty working and participating in everyday activities while recovering because of the following:

  • Lack of focus
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Concentration problems
  • Issues with short-term memory
  • Irritability
  • Sensitivity to light and sounds

The symptoms of a concussion can be difficult to identify, but you may find yourself surprised by your limitations while you recover from this type of injury. You may need financial support for your medical needs, recovery expenses and time missed from work.

Should you file a claim?

If you suffered because of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you could have grounds to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. A TBI will not only affect you physically, it can take a toll both financially and emotionally as well, and you should not have to navigate the aftermath of your accident alone. If you are unsure of where to begin, you can start by seeking an evaluation of your case.

A concussion may be a rather common type of car accident injury, but you have the right to take your case seriously and fight for the recovery you need and deserve.