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Signs Of A Traumatic Brain Injury After An Accident In Pennsylvania & New Jersey

People are injured in all types of accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, such as:

  • car accidents,
  • slip and fall accidents,
  • trip and fall accidents, or
  • sports injury accidents.

One of the injuries that people sustain in these types of accidents is a traumatic brain injury. 

In a serious Pennsylvania or New Jersey car accident, an injured individual may sustain a traumatic brain injury because their head hit the windshield, side window or dashboard.  In fall down accidents such as a stairway accident, the person may hit their head on the concrete steps and sustain a traumatic brain injury.  A high school football player may sustain a hard hit/blow to the head resulting in a traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injury case result$2,700,000 settlement for a PA car accident victim who suffered a  brain injury

Victims who have brain injuries may not know that they sustained traumatic brain injuries.  This is due to the fact that a traumatic brain injury can have a wide range of physical, cognitive and psychological effects.  In addition, while some symptoms are apparent immediately after a traumatic event such as an accident, other symptoms may not appear until days or weeks later.

One common misconception people may have about a traumatic brain injury after an accident is that because they did not lose consciousness, they did not sustain a traumatic brain injury.  This is simply not true.  Therefore, it is important that PA and NJ accident injury victims and their families know the signs of a traumatic brain injury.

Below are some symptoms of a traumatic brain injury:

  • headaches,
  • nausea or vomiting,
  • drowsiness,
  • difficulty sleeping,
  • personality changes,
  • memory or concentration difficulty,
  • slurring of speech, or
  • depression.

As one can see, the symptoms and signs may not be obvious and easily dismissed like drowsiness.

Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries

Many times, traumatic brain injuries may have been prevented for some victims such as athletes.  For example, a high school football player is hit hard during a game and sustains a concussion.  The coach does not have the player properly evaluated medically and puts him back on the field.  Shortly after, he sustains another blow to the head and is unconscious on the field.  As a result, he has a permanent traumatic brain injury after the second hit.  This is called a second-impact syndrome.  The brain is more susceptible to a traumatic brain injury if hit a second time shortly after sustaining a concussion. See A PA & NJ Sports Injury Lawyer Discusses The Devastating Effects Of A Second Head Impact After A Concussion In Contact Sports

Helping Victims Of Traumatic Brain Injuries After A PA Or NJ Accident

If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to someone's negligence, i.e., car accident, fall down accident or sport injury accident, call 877.944.8396 to schedule a free legal consultation with Daniel J. O'Brien, a highly respected personal injury lawyer in PA and NJ.

 


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