Car crashes can result in several types of injuries. Many injuries are evident at the scene of the crash, but there are some that might be hidden. These are sometimes very serious injuries, so getting medical care is imperative.
In some cases, a brain injury can occur in a car crash. This is one injury that might not appear for days or even weeks after the wreck. It’s imperative that anyone who’s been involved in a crash watches for signs that they suffered a head injury.
What are the signs of a brain injury to watch for?
A brain injury is possible in a crash even if you don’t hit your head. The violent jerk of the wreck could mean that the brain slammed into the skull. This can cause significant damage that includes bruising or tearing of the brain. Some of the more common signs of a brain injury include:
- Headaches that don’t go away
- Blurry vision
- Changes in attention span
- Difficulty with coordination
- Ringing in the ears
- Slurred speech
- Problems with communicating
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Vomiting or nausea
It is possible that other symptoms might also occur. The type of injury and the location of it can have a direct impact on what symptoms you experience.
Anyone who thinks they might have suffered a brain injury in a crash should ensure they get the medical care they need. This medical care can be costly. Some individuals may opt to pursue a claim for compensation so they’re able to recover some of the costs of medical care and other expenses related to the crash.