How to know if you suffered a brain injury in a car accident

Wednesday March 11, 2015

If you were recently involved in a car accident and hit your head, you may have suffered a brain injury.

It’s extremely important to get medical treatment right away if you think you could have suffered a brain injury so that you can have the injury diagnosed and treated, if necessary.

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common ways that brain injuries occur. They can appear right away after the accident or days later. What happens in a brain injury is that an impact to the head causes the normal functions of the brain to be disturbed.

Here are some common symptoms of brain injuries, from a FindLaw.com article:

  • Dizziness
  • Loss of vision
  • Weakness in the arms or legs
  • Excessive drowsiness
  • Numbness
  • Severe headache
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

Remember that the symptoms of brain injuries may occur days after your accident has occurred, and you should seek medical attention immediately after you begin to notice symptoms of a brain injury.

Doctors have special tests that they use to help determine if a brain injury has occurred, which often involve answering simple questions or taking a scan of the brain.

The sooner a brain injury is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin, and the more likely it is that you will be able to recover.

Treatment for a brain injury can be very expensive, depending on how serious it is. The good news is that if you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other costs relating to your injury.

Our firm has helped numerous Connecticut residents maximize their compensation following motor vehicle accidents. We understand that that a fair settlement is crucial to our clients’ wellbeing, which is why we take every case extremely seriously.

Because we know brain injuries can be hard to diagnose, we also help our clients take an objective neurological psychological test that can evaluate the damage that a person has suffered. Keep reading to find out more about how we handle personal injury claims involving brain injuries. 

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