Watch Out for Signs of a Brain Injury After a Car Accident
Each year, an average of 1.7 million people will sustain traumatic brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 50,000 will tragically die from these injuries, while another 275,000 require hospitalization. Car accidents are one of the top causes of traumatic brain injuries across the country. In a car accident, your head is susceptible to serious injury due to force of the impact involved. While seatbelts have reduced rates of head injuries, they do not eliminate this considerable risk. It is important that any brain injury is identified and treated as soon as possible to prevent potential long-term damage or even death.
Our Atlanta car accident lawyers have assisted thousands of individuals with brain injuries. We understand that these injuries can be hard to detect. Below, we offer a look at some signs you should watch out for if you have been involved in a car accident.
Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Any car accident has the potential to result in head injuries. Even if your head does not hit another object in the accident, the violent back and forth movement of the crash can cause your brain to shift within your skull, causing a brain injury. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the signs of a brain injury include, among others:
- Lack of ability to focus
- Blurred vision
- Inability to complete tasks
- Trouble understanding what is going on around you
- Difficulties with logical thought
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Changes in sleeping pattern
- Ringing in the ears
- Abnormal fatigue
- Feeling depressed or anxious
- Slurred speech
- Nausea and vomiting
If you experience any of the above symptoms following an automobile accident, do not delay in seeking prompt medical attention. Delays can increase your risk of a brain injury becoming permanent or resulting in long-term complications. In children, parents should watch for abnormal changes in their child's behavior, such as not eating or unusual sleepiness. When in doubt, any young child involved in a serious car accident should be evaluated by a licensed physician.
Compensation for Your Brain Injury
If you have sustained a brain injury in a car accident, you should consult with an attorney from Montlick & Associates. Brain injuries can require hospitalization, medication, surgery, and rehabilitation, depending on the severity of your injury. Brain injury victims of negligence can normally seek compensation for their injuries, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more from the at fault individual or company responsible for their car accident. Our car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, will review your case and advise you of your rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 37 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our firm has assisted thousands of injured clients across Georgia and in the Southeast. We offer you a free case review to explain your legal rights and the actions necessary to obtain compensation.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.