One of the most common injuries caused by a road accident is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many people suffer from concussions and other TBIs for a long time and find that their day-to-day lives are negatively impacted in a myriad of ways.
If you have been in an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, you may be eligible for compensation for your suffering.
Sometimes people do not realize that they have incurred a traumatic brain injury because they do not recognize the symptoms or because the symptoms do not show up until weeks or even months after the initial incident that caused the trauma. The following are common signs of a TBI:
- Persistent headaches
- Trouble remembering things
- Unexplained change in mood
- Sleeping more than usual
- Irritability or inability to control temper
- Issues with motor function
- Sensitivity to light and/or noise
- Speech problems
If you think that you may be experiencing a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, it is essential that you go to the doctor and have your condition evaluated, even if you already went to the doctor just after your accident and were not diagnosed with a TBI. Because symptoms are sometimes latent and do not begin until a period after the accident, your doctor may not have seen signs of a TBI at first.
Severity and long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries vary widely. Some TBIs heal fully after a brief period of time, some take months, and some will cause permanent damage. It is important to look into your symptoms in order to determine the severity and impact the injury will have on your life.
If your TBI is the result of another party’s carelessness in a road accident, the lawyers at Hoogbruin & Company want to help you get any compensation that you are entitled to. With more than 30 years of experience, we have the expertise to give you the legal support you need.