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Do you know how to spot a brain injury?

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

After a significant car accident, you may be thankful that you could walk away. As you looked over yourself and your passengers, you saw no life-threatening injuries. Relieved, you turned your attention to the other issues at hand.

While you may not have noticed an injury, you could have experienced a life-altering trauma during your accident. A brain injury can come with symptoms that are easy to dismiss but still require a treatment plan as soon as possible.

Here are some signs you should watch for if you are in an accident.

Subtle signs of a TBI

There are many levels to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and many of them can have lasting consequences. In some cases, a TBI can become debilitating if you do not receive the proper treatment.

You might attribute some of the symptoms of a brain injury to the stress of the accident. After the accident, you should watch for signs such as:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Inability to wake up from sleep
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Brain fog or difficulty concentrating
  • Increased anxiety

When you notice these symptoms, it is crucial to seek medical care to find out if you have a brain injury so that your physician can help you

Getting support from loved ones

Since these symptoms are easy to dismiss, you may hear about them from a loved one before you notice them. If your friends or family see signs of a brain injury, you should talk to a medical professional.

You may also want to consider asking those close to you if they have noticed any changes since the accident. Sometimes a friend or family member may avoid saying something because they do not know how to address the issue. However, their observations may be essential to discovering a brain injury.