Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

October 24, 2013

Brain injury is common in a number of different accidents. Sadly, many people who sustain a brain injury do not know until months or even years after the injury has occurred. This is made more tragic by the fact that damage to the brain is often irreversible and, once symptoms of traumatic brain injury appear, it may be too late to restore full function.

It is important to seek medical attention after any accident in which trauma occurs to the head. Even in instances where there are no obvious signs of injury, you need a medical professional to check for unseen damage. If you sustain brain injury in an accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Our Philadelphia brain injury attorneys would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your rights and help you determine the best course of action.

If you or a loved one has sustained brain injury in an accident, please contact Wapner Newman or call 800.529.6600 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Philadelphia brain injury attorney.

Identifying Brain Injury

Some brain injuries will have immediate symptoms such as a loss of consciousness, different sized pupil dilation, clear fluid draining from the nose and ears, and visible confusion. However, the damage from some brain injuries is slower to progress, becoming identifiable only long after the accident.

Symptoms of traumatic brain injury that may occur in the days, weeks, or months following an accident include:

  • Memory loss and concentration problems
  • Speech and language difficulties
  • Vision disruptions
  • Chronic headaches
  • Irregular mood swings
  • Inappropriate laughing or crying
  • Excessive aggression or anger
  • Uncharacteristic behavioral changes

These symptoms can indicate damage to the brain and should be brought to the attention of a medical professional immediately. If your injury can be traced to an accident, our Philadelphia brain injury attorneys can help you get compensation for medical expenses and other damages through swift and effective legal action.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our brain injury attorneys, please contact us today. We fight for the rights of victims of brain injury in New Jersey as well as Philadelphia, Allentown, and surrounding Pennsylvania communities.