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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Identifying the Telltale Signs

Traumatic brain injuries can have a wide range of psychological and physical effects. While some symptoms are obvious and may appear immediately after a head trauma, other symptoms may not manifest themselves until days or even weeks after an accident. Below, we have compiled a list of the telltale signs of traumatic brain injuries. When you know what to watch for, you’ll know when it’s time to seek help.

Physical symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness
  • A state of being disoriented, dazed, or confused
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Drowsiness or fatigue
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Sleeping more than usual

Cognitive or mental symptoms include:

  • Difficulty with concentration or memory
  • Feelings of depression or anxiety
  • Mood changes or mood swings

Sensory symptoms include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Changes in the ability to smell
  • Bad taste in mouth
  • Sensitivity to sound or light

Moderate to severe head injuries may also include the following symptoms:

  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
  • Numbness or weakness in the fingers or toes
  • Slurred speech
  • Agitation or combativeness
  • DIfficulty waking from sleep
  • Coma

If someone you love has recently sustained a trauma to the head and you have observed any of these symptoms, do not delay in seeking immediate medical help. Even a seemingly mild injury can cause serious long-term problems if not treated immediately. Then, speak with a Detroit personal injury lawyer at Goodman Acker P.C. about taking legal action against the party responsible for the accident. Damages recoverable in traumatic brain injury cases may include past and future hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

A brain injury can be a life-changing event. We care about helping you put the pieces back together after a serious accident, which is why we fight tirelessly to bring our clients the money they need for their recovery. To consult with a seasoned accident lawyer in Detroit, please call (248) 793-2010 for a free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.

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