Serious Head Injury Symptoms
“How do you know if you have experienced a traumatic brain injury?”
Identifying a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be difficult, even when victims are treated in the emergency room or urgent care. Doctors often miss some of the signs and symptoms of a TBI.
Also, some symptoms of brain injuries will not appear for days or even weeks after an accident, which means that doctors can miss the diagnoses of these conditions or not have a true understanding of the severity of the damage.
Unfortunately, many TBI victims go undiagnosed and this can leave individuals without proper treatment. By looking for the symptoms of TBIs, victims and loved ones can be aware of possible issues and seek medical help.
If you or a loved one has experienced a serious head trauma and are dealing with any of the following symptoms, you should see a medical professional. And if your head injury is the result of an accident, a fall or something caused by the negligence of someone else, you may also want to consult a personal injury attorney.
Traumatic brain injuries can leave victims with life altering conditions and many times, it is the injured victim’s loved ones who are forced to provide care while dealing with sometimes dramatic changes in their injured loved one’s personality. We are Fisher Stark and we can help.
You do not have to handle your injuries alone while also trying to fight with an insurance company that is out to save a buck.
The law in North Carolina requires fair compensation for many types of damages, including but not limited to economic losses such as past AND future medical bills a well as lost wages. NC law also requires fair compensation for non-economic damages such as permanent injury, scars, disfigurement and pain and suffering.
At Fisher Stark, our experienced trial lawyers can advise and represent you on your traumatic brain injury case and help you or a loved on navigate the often-complex world of brain injury treatment and claims.
If you or someone you know suffered a serious head injury and you live in Buncombe County or in the Western North Carolina area, we invite you to call Asheville personal injury attorneys at 828-505-4300 today for a free consultation.
“What are some common signs & symptoms of a serious head injury?”
- Cognitive Difficulties
If someone is experiencing trouble with concentration, recalling information, speaking, or listening after trauma they may have a TBI. Impaired cognitive function can also lead to tasks that used to be simple taking longer or being more difficult than normal. Other signs of cognitive difficulties are problems communicating or effectively paying attention to surroundings. These symptoms can affect a person’s ability to work or form and maintain relationships effectively. These issues not only may point to a brain injury but can also negatively impact quality of life.
- Sensory Issues
Other common signs of a TBI are abnormal changes in senses, such as blurry vision, ringing in the ears or a total or partial loss of taste or smell. Vision problems can also include tired eyes or increased sensitivity to light. Any changes to the senses such as familiar foods tasting differently, scents changing or food having a metallic taste are signs of a possible TBI.
Experiencing more frequent or severe headaches after an accident may also be a sign of a brain injury. Someone getting frequent headaches or headaches that last multiple hours should likely see a healthcare professional for safety reasons.
- Changes in Behavior
Behavioral changes can be an indication of a TBI as well. Fatigue is a common behavioral change that can point to brain injuries. Experiencing a change in sleep patterns or noticing a drop in energy levels might also be a clue that an accident or trauma has damaged the brain.
- Mood Swings
People with brain injuries may also start having mood swings, irrational thoughts, or depression. The brain regulates our emotional states, so if the brain is injured it can drastically change how we act on a day-to-day basis. Many times, the injured person may not recognize such changes but those close to them do.
The trial lawyers at Fisher Stark, P.A., are experienced with traumatic brain injuries. We work with the injured and their loved ones or caregivers as part of a team to help everyone navigate the injury’s impact.
We can also help take the stress off you when you are trying to focus on getting better or adjusting to permanent lifestyle changes by removing the burden of dealing with a sometimes complex legal process.
Let us fight the insurance companies for fair compensation while you focus on healing. Fisher Stark, P.A., serves Asheville, NC, and the surrounding areas throughout western North Carolina. For a free case evaluation, please reach out by calling 828-505-4300 today.
We will work hard to get you the justice & fair compensation you deserve. Fisher Stark, P.A. is a highly respected personal injury law firm in Asheville, NC. We provide experienced legal help for clients in Buncombe County and all of Western North Carolina. Collectively, our legal team – Perry Fisher, and Brad Stark – have more than 40 years of trial practice, and have participated in more than 1,000 personal injury & accident cases. Call Fisher Stark, P.A. at 828-505-4300 for a free consultation.