Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms In Buffalo Personal Injury Cases
As Buffalo personal injury lawyers, we have seen many cases where a brain injury has been undiagnosed or untreated. Everyone should be aware that even if they are not struck in the head during an accident, any accident where the head is jerked rapidly can still lead to a brain injury. As a result, if you or a loved one is involved in this type of accident, your personal injury lawyer will want you to be on the lookout for the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.
Symptoms of this type of injury may take on many different forms. Some possible side effects – such as vertigo, seizures, severe muscle spasms, lack of coordination or strength in the extremities, and unexplained pain – are readily apparent and usually lead to immediate diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, many cases involve less severe symptoms such as episodes of memory loss, headaches, difficulty concentrating, minor changes in speech, behavioral changes, and unexplained mood changes. In these cases, because there was no direct blow to the head, the injured person often does not pursue proper treatment and attributes their condition to some other cause, such as medication taken for other injuries.
Consult Your Doctor Following A Personal Injury Accident
These symptoms also can take time to develop following an accident. As a result, a doctor should be consulted if you or someone you know experiences these or similar symptoms following a personal injury accident, even if several days or weeks have passed. While any given person’s ability to recover from a traumatic brain injury varies, the symptoms usually may be reduced through proper treatment.