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Crash victims could suffer traumatic brain injuries

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2022 | Personal Injury

It might come as no surprise that the outcome of a collision could affect the lives of those involved in various ways. While some types of crash injuries often heal with time, certain injuries could leave a person in Maryland facing life-altering health repercussions. Traumatic brain injuries continue to be a common concern for car accident victims and such injuries could carry a variety of symptoms. 

Living with a traumatic brain injury can be a difficult thing to accept, as such health concerns can present with a wide range of symptoms and health repercussions, some of which may include: 

  • Physical concerns:  Physical symptoms of a TBI could include bouts with frequent headaches, loss of mobility or coordination, and issues with nausea, and such health concerns could also increase the risks of seizures or convulsions. 
  • Cognitive impact:  A TBI could also cause a person to struggle with memory and concentration, leads to bouts with confusion, affect sleep and speech patterns, and increase the risks of mental health concerns such as depression. 
  • Effect on the senses:  Similar health issues could also cause a person to struggle with issues such as blurred vision and constant ringing sounds and may even lead to issues with light and sound sensitivity. 
  • Behavioral issues:  A TBI could also affect one’s behavior and lead to issues with lack of impulse control, uncontrollable mood swings, and increased risks of agitation. 

While seeking medical attention for similar health concerns may be vital, it might not always be easy to detect the presence of a TBI, as symptoms might not show up for hours or even days after a crash. 

Suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car accident can be a harrowing experience and the outcome of the incident could have a lingering impact on numerous aspects of a person’s life. Those who suffer life-changing harm due to the actions of another driver could choose to consult with an attorney for advice on all their available legal avenues. An attorney can evaluate the incident, along with a client’s injuries and needs, and assist in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation deserved through a personal injury claim against the party deemed responsible.