There are some life-changing events in life that no one can prepare for, like a car accident or other event caused by a person’s recklessness or negligence. Unfortunately, such events could result in someone suffering a traumatic brain injury. A TBI can range in severity, but in many cases, this type of injury has long-lasting or permanent effects that can change the way a person lives his or her life.
Wearing a seatbelt and avoiding unnecessarily dangerous activities could help lower the chances of a person suffering a TBI. However, San Diego residents cannot always account for the actions of someone else. If a car accident causes a TBI, the following symptoms may result:
- Coordination problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Memory problems
- Mood changes
- Vision changes
Many more symptoms could also point to someone having suffered this serious injury, which is why it is smart to get medical attention after a car accident or similar injury-causing event. Early detection may help with diagnosis and treatment, but some TBI symptoms do not always show up right away. Even if a person seems fine immediately after a crash, signs of serious injury could present themselves later and should not be ignored.
In some cases, individuals who suffer a traumatic brain injury can fully recover. For others, however, it is possible to permanently lose certain abilities, have lasting cognitive impairment and have a much more difficult time doing everyday activities. In such cases, it may be worthwhile for injured parties to determine whether they have reason to seek compensation for the injuries and other damages they suffered. Filing a personal injury claim against a negligent or reckless party may be a valid option for some San Diego accident victims.