Your recent car accident left you shook, but you feel fine. Mostly. Depending on the intensity of the accident and how your body moved during the impact, you could have a traumatic brain injury and not know it.
The Mayo Clinic breaks down common symptoms of TBI. Determine whether you are as fine as you feel.
Symptoms of a mild TBI
TBIs vary in strength. With mild TBIs, you may experience:
- Momentarily blacking out
- Sound or light sensitivity
- Mood shifts
You may have trouble focusing after your car accident, which is another indication of a mild TBI.
Symptoms of a moderate-to-severe TBI
Common symptoms of moderate-to-severe TBI consist of:
- Blacking out for several minutes or hours
- Constant vomiting or nausea
- Slurred speech
Do you notice that you have dilated pupils? Maybe you have chronic headaches. Both are symptoms of moderate and severe brain injuries.
When to see a physician for a TBI
If you even suspect that you may have a TBI, have a physician examine you. Not only do you want to protect your health, but seeing a doctor soon after your accident helps you build a case against the party who originally caused the car accident. You should not have to pay for another’s negligence in the form of health bills and a loss of income from having to take time off work to recover.
Do not take chances with your health after a personal injury. Receive the answers and peace of mind you deserve with the help of legal and medical professionals.