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3 things to know about brain injuries after a wreck

by | Mar 17, 2023 | Motor vehicle wrecks

People who are involved in motor vehicle crashes may suffer from a variety of injuries. A brain injury is one that’s possible. These injuries are particularly problematic because of the effects they can have on a person, as well as the vast array of symptoms that the victim might experience. 

There are several things you should know about traumatic brain injuries. These may help you if you’re injured or they can help you to understand more about a loved one’s injury. 

1. Symptoms may be delayed

The symptoms of a brain injury may be delayed by hours or even days after the car crash, depending on the type of injury that’s present. Visiting a doctor if you notice any signs of this type of injury is important. Some symptoms to watch for include a persistent headache, sensory changes, trouble sleeping, mood swings, nausea or vomiting. 

2. Treatments vary greatly

The treatment for a brain injury depends on the type of injury and the location. Some require only brain rest. Others may need surgery or medication management. There’s often no way to anticipate exactly how much will need to be done or how much it may cost for any given situation.

3. There can be permanent harm

The effects of a traumatic brain injury are sometimes permanent, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, improvements are possible because of healing and treatment. Occupational and physical therapy may be beneficial because it can help to address the persistent symptoms that a person has even when recovery is more or less complete.

Medical care after a traumatic brain injury can be costly. Victims may choose to seek compensation for the financial impact they’re dealing with. Damages in the case may include medical care expenses, lost wages and other related expenses. There are time limits in Georgia for filing these types of cases, so don’t waste too much time.