Common symptoms of traumatic brain injuries

Car accidents happen every single day in Macon and the rest of Georgia. A lot of them are simple fender benders or low-speed impact collisions. But even a seemingly minor car collision could result in a concussion or other form of brain injury. It’s important to know the symptoms of these types of injuries, as ignoring a concussion could lead to major issues later on.

In general, there are four categories of symptoms to look out for. The first is issues with memory and thinking. Someone who has suffered a concussion may not be able to think clearly or concentrate. They may feel like they are thinking slower than usual and may be unable to retain short-term memories. The second category is also mental, but involves the victim’s emotions. They may feel irritable or sad. They may also feel nervous, or just more emotional in general than they usually are.

Next are physical symptoms, which are similar to those of a migraine. The victim may feel dizzy or nauseated, and may also have trouble maintaining balance. They may also have a sensitivity to sounds and light, and may not be able to see clearly. Finally, there are sleep-related symptoms to watch out for. Someone with a concussion may feel tired all the time and may sleep more than they usually do. On the other hand, they may also have trouble falling asleep and may sleep less than they usually do.

If you or a loved one suffers from these symptoms after a car accident, it may be wise to seek medical attention. It may also be beneficial to speak with a personal injury attorney, as you may be entitled to compensation.

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