One of the scariest things about a traumatic brain injury is that it can be undetectable for days, weeks, or sometimes months. And when its symptoms are detectable, they are often confused with a head injury as minor as a concussion. Follow along to find out what the indicators of a traumatic brain injury are and how a proficient Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help you through this situation.
What are indicators that I have a traumatic brain injury?
First off, a traumatic brain injury is a type of head injury that comes about when an external force abruptly and forcefully strikes the head. The indicators to look out for include the following:
- You are experiencing a splitting headache.
- You are experiencing consistent ringing in your ears.
- You are experiencing consistent nausea or vomiting.
- You are experiencing consistent drowsiness or fatigue.
- You are experiencing convulsions or seizures.
- You find yourself overly sensitive to bright lights or loud sounds.
- You find yourself in a daze.
- You find yourself unable to put words together or follow a conversation.
- You find yourself unable to maintain your balance.
Down the line, an untreated traumatic brain injury can lead to serious physical and mental complications. So it is recommended that you seek immediate medical attention whenever you are involved in an accident in which you hit your head.
What if I receive a head injury after a personal injury accident?
A head injury is very much possible in many different types of personal injury accidents. More specifically, a traumatic brain injury can occur as a result of an auto accident, a slip and fall accident, a workplace accident, or even as a result of medical malpractice. And the aftermath usually involves much physical suffering (i.e., loss of muscle movement), emotional suffering (i.e., change in personality), and financial suffering (i.e., loss of working abilities).
So if you are, unfortunately, suffering from a traumatic injury due to a personal injury accident that was of no fault of your own, then you must do everything in your power to fight back. You can secure the monetary compensation that you require to heal your head injury by filing a claim against the negligent party.
An important date to keep in mind is the state of Florida’s statute of limitations. That is, you will have until four years after your accident to bring forward your lawsuit. Otherwise, you will be permanently barred from the opportunity to sue. Reach out to a talented Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer to learn how to get started today. One thing you should know about us is that our firm is committed to attaining justice when justice is due.