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How a brain injury can impact your life

The injuries that you can suffer when you’re involved in a car wreck can lead to considerable changes in your life. One of the injuries that can occur is damage to the brain. Even when that damage is seemingly minor, the way it impacts your life can be significant.

There are various types of damage that can occur to the brain. These include bruising, bleeding, and tissue damage. It can stem from the brain slamming into the skull or from a direct hit to the head. This means that even if you didn’t hit your head in the crash, you can still have an injury.

When might symptoms occur?

Symptoms of a brain injury can show up right away at the scene of the crash, but they can also manifest weeks later. Some of the signs you need to look out for in the days and weeks following the wreck include:

  •         Headache that doesn’t subside
  •         Dizziness
  •         Lethargy or changes in sleep habits
  •         Sensory changes
  •         Difficulty with speech
  •         Mood swings or anxiety
  •         Loss of consciousness
  •         Nausea or vomiting
  •         Seizures
  •         Inability to concentrate

Getting prompt medical care is critical if you think that you have a brain injury of any sort after a wreck. This care can be costly, but it’s necessary if you’re going to try to recover from the injury. There’s also a chance that you’ll have to miss work, which means your income dips when your expenses increase. Seeking compensation is one option that you have to try to shift the costs of your injury to the negligent driver who caused the crash.