It's been weeks since your accident, yet that nagging headache still lingers. You're tired and depressed, and you keep forgetting things, which isn't like you.
If this sounds familiar, you may want to see a doctor regarding a possible head injury. Traumatic brain injuries are common in Missouri car accidents, but the symptoms are not always immediately evident, especially if the damage is relatively mild.
It may take weeks before you realize that something is not quite right, but it's important that you don't ignore those little red flags. The sooner you begin treatment for any injury, the higher your chances are that the treatment will be successful.
Symptoms that may indicate you suffered at least mild brain damage in a Missouri car crash include:
- Inability to sleep or sleeping too much
- Constant headache
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears
- Loss of smell
- Clumsiness or balance problems
- Trouble concentrating or thinking straight
- Feeling disoriented
- Trouble articulating your thoughts
- Sudden mood changes
- Short-term memory loss
- Depression or anxiety
These are just a few of the possible symptoms. Brain injuries are highly complex, and each person will be affected differently.
If you were involved in a serious car accident and have any suspicion that you may have suffered a head injury, you should speak with a neurosurgeon.
You may also want to consult with an experienced St. Louis car accident attorney regarding your right to compensation for any necessary treatment. Call Alvin Wolff, Jr. at 314-241-2500 to request a free consultation or your free copy of The Guide on How to Pick a Lawyer.