After a serious accident, often times head injuries go undetected. Head injuries can be subtle and can take time to be diagnosed. If you or a loved one has been in a serious accident, it is very important that you keep an eye out for signs for a head injury.
Signs You Have A Head Injury At The Scene
Sometimes when you are involved in an accident, a head injury may be suspected by the paramedics that respond to the scene and may be diagnosed by the emergency room if you accept transportation to the hospital. If you get knocked unconscious following an accident, there is a high chance that you have a head injury.
Or, if you are not able to get up and move around immediately after the accident, and feel pain in your head, that is another sign that you have a head injury.
If you lose consciousness or your head feels strange after an accident, it is always a good idea to get checked out for a head injury.
Signs You Have A Head Injury After The Fact
Oftentimes, signs of a head injury do not show up until hours or days after the fact which is why you need to be aware of the signs and on the look out for them after suffering a serious trauma, such as an accident.
When you have a head injury or a concussion, you may experience unusually strong headaches, dizziness and even a sense of disorientation.
Since head injuries have the potential to cause some degree of damage to your brain, they often manifest through changes in your cognitive function, such as memory loss, difficult speaking and difficult writing clearly. It is important to note that not all head injuries result in damage to your brain. Head injuries can also make it hard for you to follow normal directions and concentrate on a task. It can also lead to noticeable changes in your emotional state due to changes in your brain chemistry, such as depression and increased feelings of agitation.
Head injuries can manifest in other ways in your body. Vomiting, nausea, convulsions and seizures can all be linked back to head injuries.
If you or your loved one exhibits any of the symptoms above in the hours or days following a serious accident, it is vital that you make sure that they get checked out by a medical professional for a head injury.
If you determine, through a consultation with a medical professional, that you or your loved one is suffering from a head injury due to an accident, you also need to get in touch with a personal injury attorney. An attorney (like those at Clearfield & Kofsky ) can help you figure out the avenues you have to pursue for compensation for treatment for your injuries as well as compensation for the impact they have on your life.Share