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Signs you could have a brain injury after a car accident

A brain injury can range from mild or moderate to very serious such as a TBI ("Traumatic Brain Injury"). While TBIs are often diagnosed and apparent right after a car accident, there are some situations where symptoms may not show up immediately. Delayed diagnosed is almost always a bad thing because the injured person is prolonging the necessary medical attention he or she needs.

For those who have recently been in a motor vehicle accident in California, consider some of the following symptoms of brain injuries, according to the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Some of these signs and symptoms may not show up days, weeks or even months after the accident.

Mild brain trauma can sometimes present itself through:

  • Fatigue, drowsiness and nodding off
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty sleeping or lack of slap
  • A strange taste in the mouth and ringing in the ears
  • Loss of balance or dizziness
  • Mood swings and difficulty focusing

Moderate and serious brain trauma can sometimes present itself through:

  • Excessive nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures, convulsions and dilation of one or both pupils
  • Numbness and tingling as well as weakness in extremities
  • A clear fluid leaking through eyes or nose
  • Slurred speech and unusual behavior (easily agitated)

These are just some of the signs and symptoms of a brain injury. If you have had some or many of these or your loved one is showing signs and symptoms, it is very important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Especially if there has been trauma recently such as car, motorcycle or truck accident.

In addition, a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in California can help you seek the compensation you deserve after suffering a serious injury caused by the accident.

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