If you have suffered a jolt to the head or neck, you should be on the lookout for the symptoms of traumatic brain injury. You may think that you are fine, but you should understand that brain injury can occur even if your skull is not fractured. It can even occur when you have not hit your head on anything. Rapid deceleration or acceleration can cause your brain to rebound from the interior of your skull, causing injury to the brain without any visible damage to the skull.
Watch out for the following symptoms of brain injury:
• Memory loss
• Inability to focus
• Visual disturbance
• Sleep disturbance
• Emotional changes, especially depression
Some of these symptoms may seem minor, but when they occur after a head injury, it is important to report them to a doctor, even if you have already been evaluated for brain injury with an x-ray. Many types of brain injury, especially those without damage to the skull, do not appear on x-rays.
Even the most minor types of brain injury can have lasting effects. Up to 15% of people who suffer from mild TBI have symptoms that persist for a year or more.
If you have suffered a brain injury and want to talk to a lawyer about compensation for a lasting injury in New York, please contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today for a free initial case evaluation.