Symptoms Of Accidental Brain Injury
Signs of a brain injury are often overlooked in accidents. Many people assume that the symptoms they are experiencing are caused by medication or pain, and that those symptoms will go away after they recover from their injuries. Unfortunately, in some cases the symptoms do not go away.
At Carpenter & Schumacher, P.C., our lawyers help people who have suffered catastrophic injuries such as brain damage or paralysis as the result of auto accidents, falls and other types of negligence. With offices in Plano , we represent clients in Dallas-Fort Worth and throughout West Texas. Call 972-403-1133 for a free case evaluation.
Symptoms Of Brain Damage
Traumatic brain injury is caused by the sudden movement of the brain within the scull caused by an impact, similar to the injury a football player may suffer from a blow to the head. The victim of head trauma may suffer a concussion from which they recover within a few days or weeks with rest. However, they may also suffer a serious injury that has a lasting effect on their life.
Brain injuries can be mild or severe. Symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Sensitivity to sound or light
- Sleeplessness or sleeping more than usual
- Short-term memory problems
- Personality changes such as irritability
- Difficultly following directions
- Getting lost while driving or walking
Not all doctors can diagnose and treat a traumatic brain injury. You may need to see a neuropsychologist. If you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury, it’s important to have the condition diagnosed and treated. The lawyers at Carpenter & Schumacher, P.C., have experience in prosecuting others for failing to provide post-concussive injury protocols and medical attention, including athletic associations that fail to follow their own published concussion protocols.