Signs of a Head Injury
Signs of a head injury may be very obvious after an accident or injury. Injuries that are severe usually get examined immediately to ensure that there is no clotting, internal bleeding, or other damage done to the brain and skull. However, it is very common that mild head injury symptoms are not very noticeable. You may think that the reason for your symptoms is attributed to other causes, when in fact the main reason of your head injury is due to a previous accident. You can get a head injury from a car-accident or even from a slip-and-fall. Some of the most common symptoms of a head injury are:
- Persistent headache
- Inability to concentrate
- Memory loss
- Fatigue or listlessness
- Changes in mood, behavior, or cognitive function (for example, trouble reading, thinking, speaking)
- Nausea, and
- Blurred vision.
Though it is common for a person to lose consciousness after a blow to the head, a person may not always show such an apparent sign of a head injury. If the person does not lose consciousness, he may show other signs of a head injury like confusion, disorientation, or just being in a state of confusion. Don’t ever assume that because a person doesn’t show any major noticeable signs of injury that he has no injury. If you suspect that you have been feeling “off” or that you are having trouble concentrating, focusing, or getting bad headaches, then you should go to a medical professional for an MRI or X-Ray of your head.
If you feel you’ve had a head injury due to an unforeseen accident, call the Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers at 225.767.8333 for a free-consultation about how you can receive compensation for your accident injury.