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What should you know about traumatic brain injuries?

On Behalf of | Jan 31, 2023 | Personal Injury |

Traumatic brain injuries can drastically change a person’s life. These can occur in a variety of manners, including car wrecks and on-the-job accidents. The treatment for the injury depends on what happened to the brain.

Making sure you fully understand the specifics of your brain injury can help you make decisions about your treatments. Some people who have brain injuries may need surgery or medications. Some may need to have therapy to cope with the challenges.

Symptoms might be delayed

You may not have any symptoms of a brain injury at the time it occurs. It can take days and sometimes weeks to show up. Some of the more common symptoms include a persistent headache and vision changes. You may also have changes in your moods, ringing in the ears, nausea or vomiting, trouble balancing or problems with cognition.

Complications can be long-term

The complications of a TBI can last forever, but some might abate as time passes. More serious TBIs are associated with more long-term problems. Some examples of what may occur include seizures, vertigo and cranial nerve damage. Some people have intellectual or cognitive issues after a TBI.

Anyone who’s been in a wreck or had an incident that could have led to a TBI should get medical care if they start to exhibit signs of this injury. They may opt to pursue a claim for compensation if the injury was due to the negligence of another party. North Carolina law has strict limits for these matters so be sure to act quickly if you intend to file a claim.