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Signs you may have a traumatic brain injury

If you or someone you love has been injured because of someone else's negligence, it's vital that proper medical care is given to determine if there are any long-lasting effects that may influence your future. Some injuries may not even show up right away, including traumatic brain injuries, which can be completely debilitating or life-threatening if not handled correctly. Per the National Institute of Health, some symptoms may show up immediately while others may not appear for several weeks after the accident. The following are signs to watch for if your or someone close to you has been in an accident that may have caused a TBI.

Mild traumatic brain injury

There are several different types of traumatic brain injuries, ranging from mild to severe. The loss of consciousness does not always lead to a TBI, but the following are symptoms to watch for in regards to a mild brain injury:

  • Change in sleep habits
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, vomiting or nausea
  • Mood or behavior changes
  • Trouble with concentration, thinking, attention or memory
  • Sensitivity to sound or light
  • Bad taste in the mouth

While the presence of one of these signs may not signify a brain injury, it's always a good idea to get checked out by a professional when symptoms become problematic.

Moderate to severe TBI

All the symptoms of a mild TBI may also be present in a severe or moderate TBI. The difference is in the severity of the symptoms. Those with a moderate to severe TBI may have a headache that won't go away or gets worse, suffer seizures or convulsions and have a hard time waking up while asleep.

They may also notice tingling or numbness in the legs or arms, slurred speech, pupil enlargement, loss of coordination and increased restlessness, agitation or confusion. Any signs of a moderate to severe TBI should be treated very seriously and the individual should see a medical professional immediately.

The next steps

After an accident, it's always a good idea to have a thorough examination to pinpoint any injuries, particularly if you weren't at fault. If the other person was deemed negligent during the accident, you may receive compensation for any number of things. It can be difficult to prove these things if you do not have documentation of them.

If you have been injured by what you feel is the negligence of another, you may benefit from speaking to an attorney about your possible options. This is particularly advised if you had serious injuries that resulted in mounting medical bills.

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