If you hit your head, such as in a motor vehicle accident, you’re likely to have concerns about the possibility of damage to your brain. However, determining if you have a brain injury is easier said than done.
When to seek medical help
Here are some of the symptoms to watch for:
- Dizziness and confusion
- Unable to remember the events of the accident
- Severe headache
- Impaired speech
Even if you’re only experiencing mild symptoms, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you neglect to receive immediate medical treatment, it could result in more serious complications in the near future. The only way to be certain about your health is to seek medical attention.
Your doctor will examine you, order a variety of imaging tests and then determine what type of brain injury, if any, you have. For example, they may find that you have a concussion. Conversely, a more serious brain injury, such as a skull fracture or bleeding, is not out of the question.
It’s also important to note that some brain injuries don’t present symptoms right away. So, while you think you’re okay and you don’t require medical help, your health can quickly take a turn for the worse.
Seek fair compensation
A brain injury can impact you for the rest of your life. It can also result in death if not treated in an appropriate manner.
Once you’re diagnosed and understand your treatment options, you can then turn your attention to your legal rights. You may be able to take action against the party who caused your injury and other damages.