Millions of Americans suffer a head injury each year and seek treatment from a hospital. Some of these injuries end up being minor and fully resolve in a matter of days or weeks. Others are more severe injuries, causing troublesome symptoms that may not fully resolve even over time. When there is potential injury to your brain, it becomes difficult to know whether your head trauma is deserving of a hospital visit. Moreover, you may be uncertain as to whether your injury case should be reviewed by a head injury lawyer.
Signs and Symptoms of a Severe Head Injury
Over 60,000 people die each year from traumatic brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is impossible to tell how many of these individuals sought medical treatment in a timely manner or if some waited until their injuries became too severe.
What is known, however, is that when you have suffered head trauma, seeking prompt medical attention can improve your overall outcome. Therefore, if you are in a car wreck or suffer a blow to the head and you notice the following symptoms, seek medical assistance right away. Once you have received medical attention, it is important to reach out to a head injury lawyer to review your case.
Loss of Consciousness and Loss of Memory
Low-level concussions may result in a momentary loss of consciousness. You may also not be able to remember the blow itself or what happened immediately prior to the trauma. Either symptom is a sign that your brain has suffered some trauma. The longer you were unconscious, the higher the likelihood of severe injury.
If you experience either a loss of consciousness or have trouble remembering things following a head injury, your head injury lawyer recommends that you seek medical care as soon as possible.
Symptoms that Are Persistent or Do Not Resolve
It is common to experience headaches, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting following a blow to the head. If the blow was rather unremarkable and the symptom disappears, there may not be much underlying harm. However, if the symptoms persist, do not get better with time, or if they go away and reappear, you may want to seek help.
Uncertainty About Nature or Severity of Symptoms
If you only know that you have been hit in the head but are not certain how serious your symptoms are, a visit to the doctor or emergency room can help. Any damage to the brain will likely appear on medical imaging. This can give you and your doctor a better idea of what your course of treatment should be.
Contact a Lowcountry Law, LLC Head Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in a personal injury accident and required medical treatment, you may have the right to compensation. Our head injury lawyer, Matthew Breen, a graduate of The Citadel, is committed to fighting for justice for his clients.
Our legal team will treat you and your loved ones with compassion and tenaciously protect your legal rights. Schedule your complimentary case consultation with our office today.