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Know the signs of a brain injury after a car wreck

Brain injuries range from mild to severe, and they can all have lasting impacts on the victims. Some of these injuries come from car wrecks, but many people don't realize that you can have one even if your head doesn't hit something in the vehicle. This is because the force of the head being flung about can lead to the brain smashing into the skull, which can cause damage.

If you are involved in a car wreck, there are a few signs that you need to watch for. Even if you don't think that there is anything amiss, be sure to seek out medical care if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Persistent headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or changes in sleep habits
  • Feeling dazed
  • Being dizzy
  • Having ringing in your ears
  • Becoming sensitive to lights or sounds
  • Changes in eating habits

When you get to the hospital, you are going to have a battery of tests done. These are aimed at determining what's going on with you. Once the severity of the injury and other factors are discovered, the doctors can determine what types of treatments will benefit the situation. In some cases, rest is all that's needed. In others, surgery and possibly therapy become necessary.

If your brain injury was the result of a car wreck, you might opt to pursue a claim for compensation from the driver who struck you. This could help you cover the medical bills and missed wages. There isn't any good reason why the victim of a crash should have to deal with the impacts.

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