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Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury After a Louisiana Accident

Brain injuries are not like any other type of injury. Many times, you may have a brain injury after an accident but not know it. Symptoms can be hard to detect, and may not start to appear until days, weeks, or months after the accident.

If you were hit in the head by a beam of wood, or if your head struck the dashboard of your car in a vehicle crash, it is important to be on the lookout for symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Here are some of the most common symptoms to watch out for.

  • Loss of consciousness, even for just a few seconds
  • Confusion, a feeling of being dazed, or disorientation
  • Memory or focus difficulties
  • Frequent headaches
  • Dizziness or difficulty balancing
  • Problems with your senses, such as blurred vision or a ringing in your ears
  • Mood changes, or frequent mood swings
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping, or sleeping more than usual

As you start to notice any of these symptoms appearing after your accident, write them down and document how you feel each day. Then, when you talk to your doctor, show him your notes so that he can get a realistic idea of how your brain is functioning after the accident.

It is critical to your recovery that you are open and honest with the doctor about how you feel after an accident. This will help him give you the best diagnosis possible so that you can get treatment quickly.

Because brain injuries are so difficult to detect, it is important to avoid settling your insurance claim before you stop experiencing symptoms. Brain injuries can last you a lifetime and you shouldn’t have to pay for the treatment you receive to help you heal. If you settle your claim too early, you risk not being able to receive compensation for your brain injury in Louisiana.

If you have any questions or concerns about a brain injury after an accident, contact a brain injury attorney in Lake Charles for more information about what you should do and how to protect yourself.