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Car accident plus these symptoms might equal brain injury

On Behalf of | Mar 21, 2024 | Personal Injury

If you’re driving along a Texas road and another vehicle hits you, an immediate sense of chaos, fear and stress might occur, not to mention physical pain if you have suffered injuries. Perhaps you had passengers in your vehicle at the time. If they have also suffered injuries, it makes matters even worse, especially if any of those passengers is a child. When a car accident occurs, it’s important to watch for signs of a possible brain injury.

Even if you don’t recall hitting your head upon impact in a collision, it doesn’t necessarily mean you haven’t suffered a brain injury. This is why the hours and days that follow are critical to your health. If you notice any new symptoms, particularly those that you will read about in this blog post, you’ll want to seek immediate medical attention.

Seek medical attention for brain injury symptoms after a car accident

It’s understandable that you might feel deeply distressed, fearful and emotionally upset after you’ve been in a car accident. These feelings can last for weeks or more, especially if severe injuries occur — or worse, a fatality. As you navigate recovery, it’s important to monitor your condition and to seek medical support if any of the brain injury symptoms shown in the following list arise:

  • Vision or hearing problems
  • Headache or jaw pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Bruising around eyes or ears
  • Irritability and sudden mood swings
  • Erratic emotions, such as uncontrollable laughter or crying
  • Tingling or numbness in an appendage
  • Insomnia or trouble waking from sleep
  • Dizziness, fainting or unsteady gait
  • Mental or cognitive confusion or impediments

Your primary care physician or an emergency room team will know what tests to perform if you tell them your symptoms and let them know you were recently involved in a car accident.

Getting the necessary help to achieve as full a recovery as possible

Sadly, the implications of a brain injury can be far-reaching and long-lasting, perhaps even permanent. If driver negligence was responsible for the car accident that caused your injuries, you’re entitled to seek financial recovery for your losses. This includes compensation that can cover medical expenses, post-accident care, loss of income and more.

Every year, throughout Texas, distracted, drunk and fatigued drivers cause car accidents that result in severe injuries, many times even death, to others. When another person’s recklessness or negligence causes you injury, you have a right to the maximum compensation allowed under state injury laws. You can hold the other driver accountable for his or her poor judgment or irresponsible choices.