Some Mississippi motorists or automobile passengers suffer a blow to the head as a result of a car accident. If the symptoms are dire, such as a loss of consciousness, you would likely be treated by emergency personnel on the scene and taken to the emergency room. But in some cases you might not experience strong symptoms. This does not mean you are in the clear. In fact, some head injuries can produce symptoms later on.
Brainline explains that blows to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some TBI symptoms are strong enough to be obvious signs of trouble. A person may find it hard to awaken from sleep, or experience nausea and possibly vomiting, be afflicted with seizures and convulsions, and could also faint. A blow to the head can also result in weakness in the limbs or the face, trouble balancing, or slurring speech.
Other symptoms may be more general in nature. You might not even link them to a recent accident or injury, yet they could signify a TBI. Some people experience problems concentrating or with memory. An unexplained sensitivity to sounds, lights or other sensations may occur. It is also possible to suddenly feel more tired than usual, or conversely, have problems going to bed at the usual time. Even foods might lose their taste, or a person could have a bad taste in the mouth.
Symptoms like dizziness or headaches typically develop shortly after a TBI occurs. Emotional symptoms may occur later as the person continues recovery. These symptoms can include depression, mood swings, anxiety, aggression, or any other behavior or emotion that is out of character. Sometimes these emotional changes may be linked to physical problems resulting from an accident, so some overlap can occur.
It may be necessary to receive psychological treatment as well as physical treatment for your injuries. If you are hurt in a car wreck, it is important to document all changes in your behavior and physical state so they can be linked to your accident and you can receive compensation. This article is general information only; it does not provide you with any legal advice.