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Brain injuries may take time to show up after a car wreck

| Nov 8, 2021 | Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death |

Many injuries, including those that involve the brain, are possible when a person is involved in a car wreck. Some people think they have to hit their head to have a brain injury, but this isn’t the case. 

It’s possible that the violent shifting of a person’s head that occurs in a car crash could lead to a brain injury. Because of that, victims must know the signs of brain injuries.

Symptoms of brain injuries

There are many signs that a person suffered a brain injury. These vary greatly. They can appear immediately after the crash but may take days or weeks to show up. Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • A lingering headache
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurry vision
  • Confusion
  • Memory problems

The effects of a brain injury are sometimes short-lived, but they can also last a long time. More serious injuries can negatively affect a person’s ability to earn a living or enjoy life. Those major life changes can be difficult to cope with, and they’re sometimes costly to treat.

Anyone involved in a car wreck should pay close attention to signs of a concussion or other brain injuries. Getting medical care for these can be costly, so be sure to seek compensation if the injury results from another driver’s negligence. You may also be able to recover other damages, including lost wages, so long as they are directly tied to the injury.