August 8, 2019
Roadways in Florida present a problem for pedestrians and drivers alike. With so many tourists and semi-trucks traversing the Sunshine State, there is a chance of an accident.
At Tuttle Larsen, P.A., our professional staff wants to help you understand the impact an accident may have on your life. Incidents of traumatic brain injury frequently occur as part of the myriad of injuries a driver may experience when struck by another vehicle. Recognizing the signs of a lurking brain problem may help save your life.
Traumatic brain injury defined
You may get the general idea of what a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is, but there is a chance that you do not know the specific details. A TBI is any kind of strike, jolt or impact occurs with the head resulting in damage to the brain. The injury may resolve with medical care, or it may cause tremendous consequences on other parts of the body, never actually healing. The most common cause of TBI is a crash.
Symptoms of a TBI
A TBI may reveal itself immediately after an accident, or it may remain hidden, doing damage silently. After an accident, you should seek medical help to determine if you suffered an impact to the head. You may not realize you did, but CT or MRI scans may help the doctors diagnose a TBI.
If you choose to return home, remain diligent about the following symptoms:
- Headaches that get worse
- Memory loss
- Extreme fatigue
- Mobility issues
- Speech problems
- Ringing in ears
If you experience any of these, even momentarily, please seek medical attention immediately.
Your health and wellbeing are important to us. Please visit our webpage here for more information on traumatic brain injuries.