There is no such thing as a “good injury” but some are worse than others. When it comes to traumatic, serious injuries, nothing may be as bad as a brain injury. Whether you were the one injured or a friend or family member was, it is important to know what to look for when injured in a way that may lead to a brain injury.
In the event that your accident was the result of another person or entity acting negligently or recklessly then we welcome you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
The difficulty is in the diagnosis
One of the biggest issues with traumatic brain injuries is that they can be hard to diagnose. This can especially be the case when the brain injury is mild. In fact, one study showed that though most mild TBI injuries will heal fully on their own, 15% of people who suffer from a minor TBI injury will end up facing long-term symptoms without treatment.
Why do so many brain injuries go undiagnosed? In some cases, the person who was injured may have no idea that they were injured and many not seek medical help. When they do see medical help, their doctors or nurses may not do the correct evaluations or they do the evaluations incorrectly. Many believe that the signs of brain injuries are obvious but in many cases they can be emotional or mental and the injured party will not think to link the injury to their behavioral changes.
Be on the lookout for these common symptoms of TBI
Often, TBI symptoms are subtle in the beginning. A person may have mild or moderate personality changes. They may have mood swings. They may have cognitive issues such as having a hard time remembering things or a hard time speaking. The person who is experiencing these symptoms is almost never the person to realize it. Instead, their family, friends, or coworkers are more likely to notice.
When an injury takes place, it is always better to seek medical attention to be on the safe side. Remember that an accident can happen today and symptoms can fail to show up for days or weeks. Due to the time between the accident and the onset of symptoms, it may not be obvious that there is a link. By being diligent for the days and weeks after a head injury, you can help prevent long-term consequences.
If you have been injured in an accident that has caused brain injury or that you worry may have caused brain injury, then we welcome you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We can provide a free legal consultation to outline your options.