Head injuries are common in personal injury accidents, such as auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, and even medical malpractice. Such a head injury can be as minor as a concussion, but sometimes it can become as severe as a traumatic brain injury. Read on to discover the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury and how a seasoned Howard County personal injury attorney at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can help you fight back.
What are the types of traumatic brain injury?
In general, a traumatic brain injury is when the head experiences a violent impact from an external force. This is considered to be a type of catastrophic injury, as it comes with life-altering and life-threatening physical and mental damages.
Though, more specifically, there are two separate types of traumatic brain injury. They read as follows:
- A closed-head injury: this is a type of brain injury in which there is a rapid forward or backward movement and shaking of the brain inside the skull that results in bruising and tearing of brain tissue and blood vessels.
- An open-head injury: this is a type of brain injury in which there is an external element that breaks or penetrates the skull bone that results in the brain being exposed to the element.
What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
If you are involved in a personal injury accident, it is important that you immediately seek medical attention to receive a proper diagnosis of your head injuries. This is because you may be asymptomatic for days, weeks, or even months afterward. Nevertheless, you should still look out for the following signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury:
- Splitting headaches.
- Ringing in the ears.
- Blurry vision.
- Slurred speech.
- Minor seizures or loss of consciousness.
- Difficulty focusing.
- Difficulty remembering things.
- Difficulty keeping up with conversations.
- Difficulty spelling words correctly.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Drowsiness and fatigue.
- Lack of balance and spatial awareness.
What is the deadline for an injury claim?
Understandably so, you may be taking the necessary time to heal your head injury. However, if you are interested in filing a personal injury claim, you must not let the statute of limitations pass you by. That is, Maryland’s deadline is generally three years from the date of a personal injury accident.
Do not miss out on the opportunity to attain justice against the negligent party and to receive the financial compensation that you rightfully deserve. Our firm is dedicated to your case and we will do everything in our power to help you through this difficult time. Call to schedule your free case evaluation with Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today. We look forward to hearing from you.