Suffering a serious injury can change the course of one’s life. Unfortunately, car accidents on California roadways can easily cause life-changing injuries that are difficult for individuals to recover from. In some cases, victims of a crash could suffer a traumatic brain injury that results in their never fully recovering or living life as normally as they did before the incident.
Though brain injuries are serious, the symptoms do not always immediately show up after a crash. A person could go through a standard medical checkup but have feelings of pain masked by adrenaline and other chemicals coursing through the body in the aftermath of a crash. A victim may not even remember hitting his or her head during the incident because it all happened so quickly.
In the days or sometimes even weeks after a crash, a brain injury could present itself through the following symptoms:
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty speaking
- Blurred vision
- Ringing sound in the ears
- Changes to smell and taste
If any of these or other concerning symptoms show up after a car accident, even if it has been weeks, it is important to seek medical attention. In the event that doctors do determine that a traumatic brain injury has occurred as the result of a crash, it may be warranted for the victims to file a personal injury claim against the driver considered at fault for the injury-causing accident. The effects of TBIs can be long-lasting and severe, and treatment can result in substantial medical bills. A successful legal claim could result in compensation for resulting damages permitted under California law.