Recognize the Warning Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by a Florida Accident

Over a million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year.  There are multiple causes of this type of brain injury, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other unfortunate events.  If you have recently been involved in a Florida accident, you need to familiarize yourself with the warning signs of a traumatic brain injury.

A traumatic brain injury can range in severity, from a minor concussion to extensive brain damage.  The following are some of the symptoms that you need to watch out for that could indicate the existence of a traumatic brain injury:

  • Persistent headache
  • Neck pain
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Low energy
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in mood
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Changes in sleep patterns

Some people make the mistake of believing that if they feel fine right after an accident, they have not suffered any major injuries.  This mistake can be deadly.  The symptoms of a serious head injury can take hours, even days to surface.  People who have sustained a traumatic brain injury have been known to appear and behave normal following a major accident, only to find out later that they have a serious injury.  It is therefore imperative that you seek medical attention immediately following an accident, especially if you lost consciousness.

A doctor will use various exams and imaging tests to identify whether or not a brain injury has been sustained and the extent of the damage.  In serious cases, surgery will be required.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, such as in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle collision, slip and fall or other incident, you may be able to recover compensation.  For more information regarding your legal options, contact a Miami injury lawyer at the Law Firm of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A. at (305) 461-1095 or Toll Free at (866)-71-CLAIM.