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Beware of delayed symptoms from brain injuries

On Behalf of | Mar 18, 2022 | Car Accidents

People who are in a crash can suffer from many injuries, but not all of these will show up at the scene of the wreck. In the days that follow, soreness and other signs of that something could be amiss might appear. In some cases, it can take weeks for a brain injury to show signs. 

There are many different symptoms that can show up if you have a brain injury. Some of the more common include a persistent headache, changes in your vision, differences in your sleep patterns, and an inability to concentrate. 

Why are delayed symptoms problematic?

Delayed symptoms are problematic because you may mistake them for something else. This can lead to considerable damage to the brain before you ever get treatment started. More damage to the brain means that the effects you have to deal with could be much longer than if you had started treatment quickly. 

Treatment for a traumatic brain injury can encompass a host of options. These include things like brain rest, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medications and surgery. The goal at first is to minimize the damage to the brain. After that, the goal is to help the person to regain as much of their normal function as possible.

Anyone who’s been in a crash should ensure they pay close attention to how they feel. Delayed brain injury symptoms can show up in the weeks after the wreck. Getting prompt medical care when they do show up is important. These victims may choose to seek compensation for the financial damages they’re facing because of the injuries. New Jersey law has a statute of limitations for these cases, so be sure that you don’t delay getting your case filed.