It’s very important to get medical care after a car accident. This is especially true if you think you may have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, or a TBI. These are serious injuries and it can sometimes be dangerous to go to sleep afterward – in case the symptoms get worse but are unobservable – so you need to know about the severity as soon as possible.
But you may not even be sure if you have suffered from a brain injury or not. When should you call the hospital? What symptoms should you look for? To help, let’s go over a few of the most common ones below.
Brain injury symptoms differ from case to case
It is important to note that each brain injury is unique in severity and location, and so the main symptoms can be different from one case to the next. But you may experience things like:
- Cognitive decline
- Trouble balancing
- Loss of motor function
- Consistent headaches
- Slurred speech
- Sensitivity to sound
- Sensitivity to light
- Changes to your sleep schedule
- Changes to your eating schedule or your appetite
- Feelings of nausea or sickness
If you feel like something is wrong, it is always best to be safe and talk to medical professionals. They can advise you on the type of injury you’ve suffered and the best treatment moving forward.
Of course, that medical treatment may be fairly expensive. This is why it is also important to know how to seek financial compensation if you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another driver. Compensation can help cover medical bills and more.