Brain injury is among the most serious personal injuries a person can sustain. It is also one of the most frequently overlooked, even in accidents where head trauma has occurred. This is largely due to the fact that brain injury does not always produce immediate symptoms. In fact, it can take weeks, months, or even years for symptoms to manifest.
Sadly, when brain injury is not diagnosed quickly, effective treatment may prove difficult or impossible.
If you or a loved one has sustained head trauma in an accident, please contact Herbert Thornbury, Attorney at Law or call (423) 443-3973 to schedule a free consultation with our Tennessee brain injury attorney.
Identifying Symptoms of Brain Injury
In many cases, symptoms of brain injury are present on the scene of an accident. Things to look out for include:
- Uneven pupil dilation
- Dizziness or nausea
- Clear fluids draining from the nose and ears
- Loss of consciousness
These symptoms indicate brain injury and should be brought to the attention of EMTs on the scene of the accident.
Delayed symptoms of brain injury include:
- Memory and concentration problems
- Changes in smell or taste
- Chronic headaches
- Increased sensitivity to lights and sounds
- Severe mood swings
In severe cases, delayed symptoms of brain injury may include loss of bowel and bladder control, seizures, and even death. To avoid these types of serious complications it is best to see a physician as soon as possible following any accident in which head trauma occurs. If you are diagnosed with a brain injury, the next step is hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you secure the compensation you will need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
To schedule a free consultation with our experienced brain injury attorney, please contact us today. Based in Chattanooga, Herbert Thornbury serves victims of serious personal injury throughout the state of Tennessee.