Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can occur after any blow to the head. These types of injuries are commonly associated with road traffic collisions.
All head injuries are medical emergencies and should be treated as such. It’s essential to seek medical help after suffering a blow to the head. One of the most dangerous aspects of TBIs is that symptoms do not always present themselves immediately.
Outlined below are some symptoms that you should look out for immediately after a crash and in the following days.
Signs of a TBI
TBIs can range from mild to severe. Symptoms of a mild TBI include:
- Dizzy spells
- Mood swings
Often, these symptoms will subside after a few days. If they don’t, it could be a sign that you have a more serious brain injury.
Here are some common symptoms associated with severe TBIs:
- Chronic nausea
- Dilated pupils
- A numb sensation in the fingers and toes
- Clear fluids leaking from the nose
- Confusion and slurred speech
If you lost consciousness at the time of the accident, then a severe TBI is much more likely. People don’t always remember what happened during or after an accident, which is why it’s so important to seek medical attention and assess the extent of your injuries.
Any kind of TBI can change your life either on a permanent or temporary basis. If you were involved in an accident that was caused by the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Seek as much legal information as possible to understand your rights in more detail.