Signs of Brain Injury November 30, 2020 by Robbins Law, P.C. Brain trauma can have serious ramifications for your health, livelihood and quality of life. A brain injury can occur without any external wounds or bleeding. You may not realize your brain has been injured immediately after an accident like a car crash or fall. That’s why it’s important to schedule a checkup with your doctor after any bump, jolt or penetrating injury to your head. If you do show signs of an injury, they may include: Loss of consciousnessNausea or vomitingHeadacheFeeling dazedConfusionSeizuresFeeling sleepyBlurred visionSlurred speechRinging sensation in your earsLight sensitivitySound sensitivityMoodinessAgitationAnxietyMemory problems Seeking treatment for head trauma is important. Your doctor will diagnose injuries and begin treatment, possibly sparing you from more serious physical and cognitive damage. Potential long-term consequences of a severe brain injury include: Vegetative or minimally conscious state, or a comaIssues with basic bodily functions, including sense of taste, smell and visionLoss of ability to swallow, hear, speak or use facial musclesCognitive problems related to memory, judgement, learning, reasoning and concentrationIssues with problem-solving, planning, decision making and other executive functioningProblems with social behavior and ability to socializeBehavioral changesEmotional changes Because car accidents are a major source of brain injury, it is imperative to do what you can to prevent your risk of crashes (and because of all the other serious injuries common to car accidents). Always wear a seatbelt. Don’t drive distracted, drunk or under the influence of drugs. Obey all road signs, signals and warnings. Don’t speed. While accidents are sometimes unavoidable, being a good driver reduces your risk of being involved in one. Of course, there are other causes of brain injury. Attorney Laurie Robbins can determine if the trauma was caused by someone else’s negligence, in which case you may be able to pursue compensation with an injury claim. Attorney Laurie Robbins is an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney. If you have suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, Ms. Robbins can determine if you are eligible to pursue maximum compensation. Contact our law firm in Atlanta today.