A person involved in a car or motorcycle accident can suffer brain trauma even if there is no outward sign of injury. He or she may pass off symptoms such as fogginess or difficulty concentrating to medication or pain from the accident. Unfortunately, the symptoms of brain injury may not go away.
Traumatic brain injury or TBI can be caused by an impact to the head or a whiplash-type movement that causes the brain to strike the inside of the skull. The person who suffers the injury may or may not experience unconsciousness. Family members are often the first to notice symptoms that their family member is not the same after an accident. Symptoms may include:
- Severe headaches
- Sleeping more than usual
- Sensitivity to light or sounds
- Difficulty concentrating
There are several ways doctors can diagnose a brain injury. For example, the patient may undergo a neuropsychological assessment to determine how well he or she can perform certain tasks. Brain injury may be mild, moderate or severe.
If your family member suffered a brain injury due to the fault of another driver in a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to seek compensation from their insurance company. Your recovery from a personal injury lawsuit can help your family face the challenges ahead. If you think you or someone you love may have suffered a brain injury, contact the office of George B. Ready to investigate and pursue your case.