Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Can Linger and Worsen Long After Your Car Accident

We say it time and time again: the moments after your car accident are crucial. As personal injury attorneys, there is a twofold reason we stress this so often. First and foremost, you need to take care of your body and any injuries you suffer in a car accident. Second, you need to take steps in the aftermath of your accident to preserve your personal injury case and protect your finances.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are among the worst potential injuries you are at risk of in a Florida car accident. Not just because of the immediate effects of the concussion-like injuries but also the long-term impacts that are often unpredictable and, frankly, gruesome.

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Symptoms of a TBI are often reflective of headaches and migraines in the immediate term. Outside of just simple pain in the area of your brain, symptoms include:

  • Dizziness or balance issues
  • Vision problems
  • Lack of energy
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sleep issues
  • Memory issues
  • Unusual mood changes

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or are unsure, it’s important to seek treatment right away. Some car accident victims dismiss symptoms as minor or unrelated to a TBI just to have symptoms significantly worsen down the road when it’s too late.

Seek Treatment for a Traumatic Brain Injury Immediately

A TBI is not like a broken arm. There are not always obvious signs of this immediately. What might seem like a minor headache can ultimately turn out to be a TBI.

It’s imperative that you talk to your doctor and be transparent about any of the symptoms you’re experiencing after an accident. Some doctors will automatically run testing based on minor symptoms, but they will only know to check if you’re honest with them. Don’t try to dismiss your injuries as minor.

The Mayo Clinic notes that Traumatic Brain Injuries often worsen quickly without immediate treatment. You can’t afford to wait it out and see if some cheap headache meds take care of it for you. Computerized tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be necessary to diagnose your condition.

Preserve Your Florida Personal Injury Case

As we’ve mentioned previously, you can’t afford to wait to seek medical care in these cases. You have 14 days after a Florida car accident to start treatment for injuries related to the crash. Note that we are just saying you have to START treatment – you do not need to be treated and released or even have a final treatment plan in place. You simply need to start the treatment process to qualify all future treatments for compensation.Your diagnosis, treatment, and medication are all eligible for compensation after a car accident in Florida. At Alvarez Law Group, we will take on your personal injury case so you can focus on the treatment. Contact us and get on the road to recovery, both physically and financially, today.

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