The immediate symptoms of a brain injury following a car accident can include headache; nausea and vomiting; loss of consciousness or feelings confusion, foggy or disoriented; fatigue and drowsiness; dizziness or loss of balance; and either sleeping more than usual or having difficulty sleeping. There may also be sensory problems such as ringing in the ears, blurred vision, a bad taste in the mouth or inability to smell, as well as sensitivity to light or sound. The long-term symptoms of a concussion or TBI are the most worrisome because they include memory and concentration deficits, mood changes or mood swings, and depression and/or anxiety.
Following any traumatic brain injury, whether mild, moderate or severe, the road to recovery is often long and difficult. Even with concussions, the person will likely require plenty of rest and time away from school or work. They will often need to avoid stimulus and activities such as driving or operating equipment. With severe injuries, the victim may need to re-learn skills and activities of living.
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury following a motor vehicle accident, we may be able to help. In addition to navigating through the insurance and legal claims that will need to be advanced, our law firm can also assist in obtaining the resources to help you on the road to recovery. This includes access to medical and other healthcare providers that can assist in maximizing your recovery. For a FREE CONSULTATION call us at 416-900-107- or toll free at 1-866-234-6093.