According to stats from the CDC, more than 1.6 million people throughout the country suffer from a brain injury every year. Stats also show that about 33% of deadly accidents involve some type of brain or head injury. In most cases, a brain injury is caused by some type of sudden force, such as a fall or jolt, or when an object hits the head of the victim. Brain injuries also happen when an object penetrates a person’s head.

In many cases, these brain injuries are mild and don’t have long-lasting effects. However, in some cases they are very severe injuries that can lead to long-lasting and permanent side effects. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and you’re worried that there may be a traumatic brain injury involved, consider these four common symptoms of brain injuries. If you find that you have a symptom that’s listed, contact a medical professional immediately. Once medical care has been given, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

1.Physical symptoms

It’s common for a person with a brain injury to suffer from physical symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, headache. In more serious cases, paralysis can happen. Changes in appetite or insomnia are other symptoms. Finally, the most serious of brain injuries result in severe pain, coma, and additional serious issues. Generally the treatment option for physical symptoms is reducing pain and working to help patients recover as quickly as they can.

2.Behavioral issues

Depending on what part of the brain has been injured, a person’s social patterns, emotions, behavior, and / or personality can be affected. For example, a person who was once quiet and easygoing can become an angry, aggressive person after a brain injury. Other common behavioral issues after a brain injury include depression, lack of self-control, lack of motivation, anxiety, lack of restraint, or lack of self-awareness. Some changes may be permanent and others are temporary.

3.Cognitive issues

If other parts of the brain are injured then there can be serious cognitive issues, such as having a hard time processing information and being impulsive. Other cognitive issues include amnesia and issues with language processing. Doctors don’t know exactly how and why brain injuries cause these issues but there are numerous treatment options that can be effective.

4.Sensory issues

The final type of symptoms fall into the category of sensory issues. This could include things like blindness, blurred vision, involuntary eye movement, or ringing in the ears. Some victims experience a strong sensitivity to noise and issues with their sense of touch, smell, and taste.

If you have noticed any of the above symptoms after an accident then it’s important to speak first with a medical professional and then with a personal injury attorney. You can easily reach The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

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