When a person suffers a brain injury in a car wreck, slip and fall, or other accident, family members are often the first to notice that something is wrong.
Brain injury may be caused by the sudden acceleration and deceleration of the brain in a person’s skull during a traumatic event. This can happen with or without any outward sign of injury, and with or without a loss of consciousness. Many brain injuries go undiagnosed and untreated because the victim and his or her family did not recognize the signs. They may attribute changes in family member to other causes, such as pain medication.
Traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate or severe. Symptoms of a mild to moderate injury may include:
- Nausea, headaches, dizziness, or sleeping more or less than usual
- Personality changes, such as irritability or mood changes
- Sensitivity to light or sounds
- Problems with memory
- Difficulty concentrating
Unfortunately, those symptoms may not go away, even after the person recovers from his or her other injuries. If your loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation to meet the challenges ahead.
The law firm of Stone Law Group in Atlanta offers a free initial consultation to discuss steps you can take to obtain treatment and compensation for a traumatic brain injury. Call 404-239-0305 for a free initial consultation.