Injuries to the skull and head can be extremely serious. One of the reasons why brain injuries are so threatening is because they often have a delayed onset, meaning that a person may feel fine in the hours after the incident, even if their injury could be life-threatening.

Therefore, if you have banged your head after a car accident, skiing accident or simply when doing things around the house, it’s important that you seek professional medical advice as soon as possible, even if you feel fine. The following are some of the most common signs of a brain injury.

Loss of consciousness

If a person experiences a loss of consciousness after a bang on the head, even for a few seconds, they should immediately seek medical attention as this could be a symptom of traumatic brain injury.

Feeling confused or disorientated

It’s common for those who have suffered a brain injury to feel dazed or dizzy. They may struggle with their balance or not be able to think clearly. This makes it especially important that others are aware of the symptoms so that they can make sure the injured person is properly taken care of.

Suffering from a headache

A severe headache is a common symptom of a brain injury when the person has been in a car accident or hit their head shortly before. Therefore, experiencing a headache after hitting your head should never be ignored.

Sensory symptoms

You may also experience sensory problems. This may include being particularly sensitive to light and sound. Your ability to smell may be impaired, or you may experience a bad taste in the mouth or blurred vision.

You should take any possible symptoms of a brain injury seriously and make sure to seek medical attention. Claiming for damages after an incident such as a car accident could help you to gain compensation for the medical costs and for the pain and suffering caused.

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