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Traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, can be one of the worst catastrophic injuries because it can have few symptoms and its symptoms can be completely out of proportion with the actual extent of your injury, which may take months to manifest and may be very hard to document. If you have suffered any type of brain injury, you should be alert for any type of symptoms that may indicate the existence of TBI.
This page contains background information about traumatic brain injury as it relates to pursuing compensation with a personal injury lawsuit. If you suspect you have suffered TBI, you should seek medical attention immediately. If you want to learn more about the legal rights and options in your case, please call (855) 862-7258or email Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation in the Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford, Niagara, and St. Catharines, Ontario area.
SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR
Traumatic brain injury can occur in many levels, and the symptoms can be highly variable. Here are some of the things to watch for:
- Feeling dazed, confused, or disoriented
- Memory loss or difficulty remembering
- Concentration problems
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Nausea or vomiting
- Strange sensory phenomena, such as blurred vision, light sensitivity, unexplained smells or tastes, and ringing in the ear
- Mood problems, especially mood swings, anxiety, or depression
- Sleeping too much or too little: fatigue or drowsiness out of proportion with amount of sleep
These symptoms may be immediately apparent, or they may worsen over days, weeks, or even months after your accident. You can have significant brain injury even if you were checked out with X-rays after the accident and declared “fine” by a doctor.
WHEN TO WATCH FOR BRAIN INJURY SYMPTOMS
Brain injury can occur after seemingly minor accidents. It is not necessary to crack your skull to suffer brain injury, and loss of conscious is not necessarily a gauge of the severity of your injury. Look for brain injury symptoms after:
Or any time your head undergoes significant speeding up or slowing down that can cause your brain to impact against the inside of the skull.
If you have been diagnosed with brain injury and want to learn more about your legal rights and options, please contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers today by completing the form on this page or calling (855) 862-7258 for a free consultation. Offices in Burlington and Hamilton, serving clients in surrounding areas such as: Brantford, Niagara, and St. Catharines.