There are many kinds of injuries you may suffer in a car accident, and some are more visible than others. If you’re lucky, the injury may not be bloody or involve severe trauma to your organs or limbs, but you might still suffer a head injury.
When a person suffers a head injury, any number of symptoms might arise. In severe cases, a victim may die from a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). However, even if the victim does not die at the scene, the effects can be serious.
No matter how severe your head injury is, you should absolutely seek proper medical attention as soon as possible. Once your medical care provider understands the nature of your injury, he or she can help you decide how to move forward with proper treatment for recovery.
However, your medical care team is not the only team to consider. If you suffered a head injury in a car accident, you may be eligible for fair compensation for your injuries. With the guidance of an experienced legal professional, you can explore all your options.
A severe head injury can affect all your senses
If you suffer a severe brain injury, even if you do not remain in a coma indefinitely, you may experience a number of significant changes in how you interact with the world at large.
Your brain controls how you experience every facet of life, and an injury may affect any or all of your senses.
Specifically, you may have difficulty determining where your limbs are at any given time, or difficulty interpreting visual information as your eyes receive it. You may also experience great disruption to your ability to understand both written and spoken communication. You may even suffer an ongoing ringing in your ears, or diminished hearing.
In some cases, a severe TBI can lead to partial or complete blindness, or some form of altered vision. You may experience extra sensitivity to light, or have extended periods of blurred vision.
Similarly, your senses of smell and taste may diminish, or alter sharply. You may suddenly find no enjoyment in a dish or food that you have loved for many years, or be unable to taste certain flavors at all.
Beyond these sensory difficulties, you may experience seizures or prolonged headaches, or suddenly face great difficulty with bowel control.
Clearly, a brain injury is definitely a serious injury, and you should meet it with strong support and treatment.
Get the help you need as soon as possible
As with many injuries, the longer a severe TBI remains untreated, the more problematic or even fatal it can become. If you suffered a brain injury in a car accident, do not wait to seek out proper medical care.
No matter what your circumstances, you do not have to fight this battle alone. The guidance of an experienced attorney can help you fight for fair compensation, walk with you as you face the uphill battle to be yourself again, and ensure that your rights remain protected in the process.