Have you been told your brain was injured in an accident? If so, you may already have some idea of how serious such an injury can be. Injuries to the brain may have long-lasting consequences. Some of the most common causes of this type of head injury are:
Brain injuries range in severity. The most severe injuries may show some of the following symptoms immediately or within a few hours or a few days of the injury:
- Problems speaking
- Nausea or vomiting
- Numbness in the limbs
- Poor coordination
- Coma/loss of consciousness
Because the symptoms vary widely, it's important to visit a doctor after any kind of serious accident or incident that you think may have injured your brain. Even if you don't experience any symptoms at all, a doctor can determine if a blow or jolt to the head did cause injury. A medical evaluation is an important step for injury rehabilitation.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in British Columbia, please call Stephens & Holman for a free case evaluation, at 604-730-4120.