During an auto accident, serious slip & fall, motorcycle accident, or other serious personal injuries incident, a frightening reality is that you never know which part of the body may be the most seriously affected. One of the most severe results of accidents is a brain injury caused by trauma to the head.
The repercussions of a serious brain injury can be devastating as the brain control every action and thought of your body. Unfortunately, brain and head injuries may not be readily apparent directly after the accident, so extra precaution should be taken if trauma is suspected.
Brain and Head Injury Symptoms
Due to the severe effects of a brain injury if not properly diagnosed, it is important for those who suspect their accident to have caused head trauma to be carefully observed and treated by medical professionals. The symptoms of minor brain trauma may also not be immediately apparent, but there are signs to be aware of. These include:
- Decreased attention span
- Quickness to anger
- Difficulty speaking
- Flu-like symptoms (nausea, vomiting)
- Subtle changes in demeanor or personality
- Lack of concentration
- Difficulty sleeping
- Subtle changes in the senses of taste or small
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The signs of major brain injuries are generally quite apparent both physically and mentally, and medical professionals should be able to quickly diagnose and begin treatment for them. Brain and head injuries can have serious impacts on the lives of accident victims, and it is crucial to seek experienced legal representation to fight for compensation against negligent individuals.
Contact Our Slidell, Louisiana Brain Injury Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C., we have over 45 years of experience representing victims of accidents caused by others’ negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury because of someone else’s careless disregard for safety, contact our Slidell, St. Tammany Parish personal injury attorneys for the legal advice and representation you need.