Head injuries are not like injuries to other parts of the body. A blow to the head can cause severe damage that can affect all aspects of the mind- from the five senses to the ability to reason, from sleep patterns to personality.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused when the head suffers a sudden trauma. TBI can be caused by a car accident, fall, bullet, sports injury, or explosive shock. The extent of damage can range from mild to severe, depending on the specifics of the injury.
A victim of TBI may or may not lose consciousness, but will experience some of the following symptoms: headache, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, lightheadedness, bad taste in the mouth, ringing in the ears, fatigue, mood changes, trouble with memory, trouble sleeping, inability to concentrate, or struggles with thinking and paying attention.
Medical attention should always be sought immediately any time a head injury occurs, even if you initially “feel ok” after a blow to the head. TBI can lead to permanent brain and nerve damage.
If you suffer a TBI injury due to an auto accident or have symptoms overlooked by a medical practitioner, contact Scott Mullins, an experienced personal injury lawyer, for help in protecting your rights.