It’s usually obvious when someone has a broken bone or a laceration, but what about a head or brain injury?
We’ve just published a new guide on Enjuris to help pursue legal action if you’ve suffered a head or brain injury in a Texas accident.
These types of injuries are often called “invisible injuries” because they’re much harder to detect and can show up days or weeks after the actual trauma occurred.
All brain injuries, regardless of how minor, should be taken very seriously. The sooner diagnosis and treatment begin, the better the outcome, so getting to the doctor immediately is key.
When most people think of head and brain injuries, concussion is usually the first thing that comes to mind. A concussion is considered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), along with several other injuries that are caused by external force.
There is another category of brain injuries called acquired brain injuries (ABI) that are usually caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. This can be a result of things like drug overdose, chemical exposure and suffocation.
Because head and brain injuries can be difficult to identify, it’s important to know what specific symptoms to look for. Here are some common symptoms of head or brain injuries:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Memory loss
- Inability to focus
- Irritability or depression
- Extreme tiredness
If you have experienced any type of trauma to your head from a car accident, work-related injury or other incident, go see a doctor immediately.
If the trauma was a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Consider hiring a personal injury lawyer to help navigate through the legal process and Texas law.