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Don’t Ignore Signs of a Brain Injury

March 16, 2021

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People can suffer a traumatic brain injury in various types of accidents. These injuries are often accompanied by symptoms you should not ignore. If you suspect that you suffered a brain injury in an accident, you should seek emergency medical treatment as soon as possible. 

Traumatic head and brain injuries that an individual suffers in an accident can be debilitating and might impact the accident victim for the remainder of his or her life. The scary thing about head and brain injuries is that symptoms do not always appear right away. In fact, symptoms of a brain injury might not appear until days – or even weeks – after the accident in which the person suffers the injury. Therefore, it is important that you be on the lookout for symptoms of head injuries, and if you experience them, seek medical treatment right away.

When a person suffers a head injury in an accident that is caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, he or she might be in a position to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for monetary compensation and damages. A Columbus personal injury lawyer at The Jones Firm is here to help you with all aspects of your claim. Please speak with us today to learn more about how we could assist you with your brain injury case.  

Accidents that Can Lead to Serious Head Injuries

There are several types of accidents that can result in minor or serious head injuries. For starters, head injuries are very common in motor vehicle accidents – especially where the accident victim strikes his or her head on the vehicle headrest, steering wheel, or driver’s side window. Head injuries can also occur in a slip and fall accident where the accident victim strikes his or her head on the ground. They are also common in motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents, where the accident victim falls off the vehicle and strikes the ground directly. This is true even in cases where the accident victim is wearing a bicycle or motorcycle helmet.

Specific Symptoms to be on the Lookout For

There are several types of head injuries that an accident victim could suffer. Minor head injuries include concussions and periods of slight dizziness or confusion. However, a more serious head injury could leave an accident victim comatose or in a permanent vegetative state.

Although symptoms of head injuries in an accident are not always evident right away, there are certain signs that you should be on the lookout for. Many people who suffer head injuries experience a period of dizziness or confusion. They might also appear dazed, and their vision may become blurry. Finally, a person who is suffering from a head injury might experience a period of temporary memory loss or amnesia. 

If you or someone you love is experiencing any of these symptoms of a traumatic head or brain injury, it is important that you seek medical treatment right away. If these serious symptoms go on unchecked, they can become worse, and the extent of the injury could become even more severe. 

Contact a Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you or someone you love has suffered a head injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the knowledgeable and compassionate legal team at The Jones Firm is ready to help. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Columbus personal injury attorney, please call us at 614-209-5162 or contact us online today.