If you experience a traumatic brain injury, there is a good chance that you will recover from it. However, it may take several days or weeks to overcome your sensitivity to light or inability to sleep through the night. Ideally, you will visit an Alabama hospital for treatment after falling or otherwise experiencing a blow to the head.
The physical signs of a TBI
There is a chance that physical symptoms of a head injury such as a headache, nausea or vomiting will not present themselves right away. In some cases, you may experience a brain bleed or a blood clot that can be life-threatening if not taken care of in a timely manner. Signs of a blood clot include a headache that doesn’t get better, slurred speech or an inability to remember people or places. Children who won’t stop crying or will not eat after experiencing a blow to the head may be showing signs of a blood clot near the brain.
Changes in mood or attitude could be the result of a head injury
It isn’t uncommon for individuals who experience a TBI to exhibit changes in mood or attitude. For instance, you may feel restless, agitated or sad for seemingly no reason. Typically, these changes are subtle and may occur over a period of weeks or months. Therefore, it can be easy to dismiss them or deny that they are a cause for alarm.
In addition to feeling sad or restless, you may have trouble concentrating or learning new information. It may also be harder to think clearly, and you may feel at times as if your mind is moving in slow motion. Finally, you may experience a greater level of anxiety in the days, weeks or months after receiving a concussion or similar injury.
If you sustained a brain injury in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, it may be possible to obtain compensation for medical bills and other damages. An attorney may be able to help you obtain a favorable outcome in a personal injury case.