Are there any signs of TBI that I can look out for?

If you suspect you, or someone you know, may have suffered a brain injury as a result of a car accident or other trauma, no self test can replace the examination of a qualified medical professional. If you had a TBI, your ability to objectively recognize symptoms may be significantly compromised. Having said that, below are some signs that a head injury may have occurred.

Do you suffer headaches more frequently that you did before your injury? If so, do you have pain in your temples and/or forehead? Do you have pain that originates in the back of the head, and does it migrate to the forehead? Do you ever experience sharp pains (like being stabbed) in the head which may last from several seconds to several minutes?

Does your memory seem like is worse since your injury? Do you often forget what people have said to you 15 or 30 minutes before? Do people tell you that they have to ask you the same question multiple times? Do you have a hard time remembering things that you have just read?

Since your accident or injury, do you have a hard time choosing the right words to say when speaking to people? Do you have a hard time understanding what people say to you? Are simple mathematical computations more difficult for you to perform?

Do you get fatigued, either mentally or physically, more easily? Does that fatigue increase the more you try to think or are in highly emotional situations? Are you angered more easily or become more irritated since your accident? Do you become depressed or cry more often?

Can you sleep throughout the entire night or do you wake up frequently during the night and early morning? Do you often wake up early in the morning and are unable to get back to sleep?

When you are in noisy or crowded places, do you feel more anxious or overwhelmed than you did before your injury? Are you more impulsive or make poor decisions than you did before?

Have you had a loss of sense of smell, blurred vision, and increased sensitivity to light or sounds?

Can you focus on what you are doing and concentrate as well as you did in the past? Do you find yourself easily distracted and/or have a difficult time organizing and completing tasks?

If you find you are exhibiting any of the symptoms above, or just don’t feel you are the same, after being involved in an auto accident, slip and fall or other traumatic injury, consult the assistance of a qualified doctor, who can refer you to a neurologist, neurosurgeon or other specialist. Proper, and timely, diagnosis and treatment is critical to a rapid recovery.

If you have been involved in an accident that resulted in a TBI of spinal column injury, the injury and necessary treatment can be significant and confusing. What rights and benefits you may be entitled to can be equally confusing. You need the advice and counsel of an attorney that has experience with TBI and spinal injuries, is aggressive and not afraid to fight with the insurance company to secure everything you deserve. Dan Newlin & Partners are such attorneys. Call Dan Newlin & Partners for a free consultation and learn about the complex area of the law surrounding TBI and spine injuries. Insurance companies have attorneys whose job is to give you as little as possible to settle your injury claim. You need an attorney by your side to help you receive all you are entitled to compensate you for your medical bills, pain and suffering. Please call Dan Newlin & Partners right away at (407) 888-8000. You will be glad you did.