Accidents are a common cause of brain injuries, from mild to the most severe. Any time you are involved in an auto accident, you should seek medical care even if you think you are fine. Many types of injuries – including those to the brain – may not be immediately apparent.
When you receive a blow, jolt or impact to the head, your brain tissue may be injured. The following list of symptoms may indicate brain injury, and while some of them manifest immediately, others may appear in the days and weeks following the accident:
- Vomiting and nausea
- Recurring headaches
- Numbness in the fingers and toes
- Slurring and other problems with speech
- Sensitivity to light and/or sounds
- Problems with concentration and attention
- Memory loss
- Mood changes
- Personality changes
- Depression and anxiety
- Agitation and irritability
- Difficulty sleeping
Whether mild or severe, brain injuries require medical attention. Early detection is important in coping with the injury down the road. Depending on the severity, you may require lifelong medical assistance, adaptive technology, physical rehabilitation, work re-training and other assistance. You need adequate compensation so that you can begin on the path to the fullest possible recovery from your injury.
For a free consultation, and to find out what your options are for pursuing compensation, please call Stephens & Holman at 604-730-4120. We are proud to advocate for accident victims in Vancouver, Surrey and areas across British Columbia.