Missed Signs of TBI #3: Auditory and Speech Impairments

It may be difficult emotionally to talk about an accident that resulted in serious injuries, but when your speech is physically impaired, it may be a sign of a traumatic brain injury. Slurred speech or stuttering are 2 commonly overlooked signs that a victim has suffered a severe injury to the brain.

Aside from speech impairments, your ability to hear may also be damaged by a sudden trauma to the head. Many victims of a traumatic brain injury may notice a constant ringing in their ears following an accident. If this occurs, do not ignore it and hope it will subside – talk to a doctor as soon as possible! Severe cases of traumatic brain injury can cause sensitivity to noise or permanent hearing loss if the injury is not treated quickly.

Missed Signs of TBI #4: Body System Impairments

While a traumatic brain injury mainly affects body functions in the head, there are some commonly missed signs that can occur in the rest of the body as well. Your brain function directs everything, which is why a TBI can impair nearly any other system in your body.

Coordination is a major function controlled by your brain, and when a serious injury damages your head, it can cause balance problems, dizziness, clumsiness and impaired motor functions. This in turn can cause nausea, vomiting and headaches, which are all also signs of TBI.

Steps to Take if You Think You Have a Traumatic Brain Injury

Immediate medical attention is the best way to minimize the long-term damage possible from a traumatic brain injury. The longer you wait to seek help after a serious accident, the more damage can be done to both your body and your potential injury claim.

A doctor is your best resource for diagnosing and treating a TBI, and a Front Royal personal injury attorney is your best resource for obtaining compensation to pay for the resulting medical bills and emotional damages you incurred.

Contact a Front Royal Personal Injury Attorney

Feeling shaken up and uncomfortable is common after a serious accident, but you should never ignore any odd feelings about your health. Missed cases of traumatic brain injury can cause ongoing damage that could result in serious medical conditions in the future. If you delay seeking professional help for an injury claim, you may have to pay for these conditions on your own!

If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. The injury and wrongful death lawyers at Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas are available to help those who have been involved in aNorthern Virginiaauto accident. Call 1-540-636-7100 to speak with an experienced Front Royal attorney today.

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