Following a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, the most dangerous type of injury that can occur is often the least noticeable. Mild brain injuries do not always have obvious signs, and some symptoms do not appear until long after the accident. Unfortunately, this type of injury also often requires expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, resulting in lost income and high medical bills. If you or a loved one suffered a mild brain injury, it is essential that you contact an Ohio brain injury lawyer to protect your legal rights.
Referring to a brain injury as “mild” is deceptive. Even injuries that are classified as mild can result in long-term side effects and require extensive treatment. Following an accident, victims should immediately seek medical assistance to be evaluated for possible head trauma. While not all signs of an Ohio mild brain injury are outwardly obvious, the following are some symptoms to look for:
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering information, and/or thinking clearly
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Difficulty balancing
- Increased anxiety, irritability, sensitivity, or feelings of sadness
- Difficulty or changes with normal sleep patterns
- Ringing in the ears
Identifying the signs of a mild brain injury is an important step in obtaining proper treatment. Unfortunately, some symptoms—such as difficulty concentrating, feelings of sadness, and difficulty falling asleep—are often overlooked or attributed to other causes. Accident victims and their families also should be aware that symptoms may not appear for days or weeks following an accident.
Insurance companies and defendants are notorious for disputing the severity of mild brain injuries. Therefore, it is essential that you take the following two steps immediately following an accident:
- Seek out an experienced Ohio head trauma lawyer.
- Obtain an evaluation and treatment from medical professionals specializing in mild brain injuries.
To learn more about obtaining the compensation you deserve following an accident, contact an Ohio brain injury attorney with over three decades of experience representing head trauma victims. For a free consultation, call our office today at 855-LAW-OHIO.