How do I know if a loved one or I suffered brain injury in a car accident?

Brain injury is experienced by many car accident victims each year. According to the CDC, 20% of all traumatic brain injuries that resulted in hospitalizations are from car accidents. Trauma to the brain can lead to long-term effects that negatively affect an individual’s ability to live a happy, healthy life. Depending on the severity of a brain injury, these lasting effects may include mood changes and hearing problems. These lasting effects can prevent someone from doing day-to-day activities such as driving a car and going to work every day.

This list below is here to help you understand what to look for if you think you or a loved one has experienced brain injury from a car accident. The more you know, the faster you can take action if you or a loved has received any type of head trauma.

Brain injury symptoms

Although not all blows or bumps to the head result in brain injury, a disruption of normal brain activity and function is still a possibility. Here are some of the different symptoms someone may experience after experiencing a brain injury:
  • Difficulty processing information
  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Problems with balance
  • Low energy / fatigue
  • Trouble remembering new information
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Irritability
  • Slurred speech
  • A loss of consciousness
Unlike other injuries such as broken bones and lacerations where the symptoms tend to be immediate, symptoms of a brain injury may take time to appear. It may be days or weeks or years before you see the resultant harmful effects of a head injury. If any of the symptoms are present, it’s important that you seek medical attention. Your best recovery will take time, so early proper treatment is key.

What are your options if you've received brain injuries from a car accident?

Trying to navigate the aftermath of a car accident coupled with brain injuries can be frustrating and overwhelming. You don’t want to have to deal with everything accidents and injuries can entail such as medical records, lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.

If you’re in California or Utah, a proven solution to effectively handling everything is to work with Roy Huntsman who is an experienced personal injury attorney. Mr. Huntsman will represent you and fight for you so you can be fairly compensated for your financial losses and the pain and suffering related to your injuries. Mr. Huntsman understands and is familiar with the course of treatment you need to receive to reclaim your life. He will also go to trial if needed for your personal injury claim.

Whether you’re looking for a personal injury attorney or already have one and want a second opinion, contact Huntsman Injury Law (888) 728-8112. You’ll receive a free consultation to figure out the best course of action for your situation.