A Head Trauma Occurs Every 7-Seconds in the U.S.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of head trauma and brain injuries. Depending on how severe the head or brain trauma is, it could change a person and their family’s lives forever.
If you or someone you love is suffering from head trauma, that means they may have a fractured skull, injured brain vessels inside the skull or injured brain tissue. This can result in major headaches, nausea, vomiting, and disturbance of consciousness causing victims to remain awake, confused, disoriented, or unconscious. Head trauma leads to brain injury which can cause:
- Change in sleep patterns
- Different size pupils
- Blurry vision
- Light sensitivity
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
When someone suffers from a brain injury, they often have to relearn simple day-to-day tasks such as eating, talking, or bathing themselves. While physical and occupational therapy can help a brain injury victim, it will cost them days-months of work and may not be covered by insurance. This is why victims and their families need a personal injury attorney who can help settle a brain injury case.
If you have been in an accident, it is important to go to the emergency room or the doctor to get a check-up of any head or brain trauma. If for some reason you didn’t go to the doctor or emergency room after the accident and you are having symptoms of head or brain trauma, go see your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room if the symptoms are severe.