One of the main types of injuries you can sustain in a car accident, slip and fall, or workplace accident is a traumatic brain injury. Often known as a concussion, if this type of damage is not diagnosed and treated immediately, it can cause long-term complications or death.

There are many signs to watch for when you suspect you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or TBI after a serious accident. Even before you notice one of these 4 often overlooked symptoms of a TBI, you should talk with a Front Royal personal injury attorney to discuss the extent of your damages and if they warrant an injury claim.

Missed Signs of TBI #1: Visual Impairment

There is some truth to Saturday morning cartoons when a character is hit in the head and sees stars. While you won’t actually have anything floating around your head to signal an injury, a sudden, abrupt blow to the head can cause immediate vision changes that may last anywhere from a few seconds to a lifetime.

While most head injuries only cause a brief interruption or distortion of vision, a serious traumatic brain injury can cause long-term or permanent visual impairment. Types of impairment include blurry vision, tunnel vision, light sensitivity or even complete loss of sight.

Missed Signs of TBI #2: Confusion

After a serious accident, it’s common to feel disoriented, especially if you’re in pain from other injuries. However, when you find it difficult to concentrate or remember things well after your initial injuries, these may be signs of a traumatic brain injury.

Many victims of serious accidents may find it difficult to remember the details of the actual accident, but difficulty remembering events prior to or after the accident can be a sign of more serious problems. You should also watch victims for difficulties in concentrating on simple tasks because a TBI can make this process more difficult.

Aside from visual and cognitive problems, there are 2 more signs to watch for if you believe you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury. Continue reading to find out what impairments to your speech and hearing to watch for, as well as the impact TBI can have on other body systems. You should consult a Front Royal personal injury attorney for legal guidance - 1-540-636-7100.

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