It may come as a surprise to our readers, but traumatic brain injuries and personal injuries go hand in hand. This is because TBIs can occur any time your head or body is jolted or impacted, which, essentially occurs in nearly all Will County personal injury accidents.
Luckily, for most people involved in a personal injury accident, the TBI’s impact to the brain cells is temporary. The headaches or confusion from the initial fall or impact quickly dissipates, and they continue with their lives. However, not everyone is so lucky. And, for those, their TBI can severely affect their life.
More serious TBIs
More serious TBIs that can severely affect your life are the result of brain bleeds, tears, bruises and other physical damage. These TBIs cause both short- and long-term symptoms, including death.
TBIs have a variety of physiological and psychological symptoms that affect different people differently. And, some of your symptoms may only be noticeable to others.
These include vomiting, nausea, headache, speech problems, dizziness, balance issues, etc. You may also experience sensory symptoms, like light and sound sensitivity, ringing in your ears, blurred vision, changes in smells and bad tastes in your mouth. However, you may not know that these sensory issues are unique to you. For example, you may find that your favorite foods are suddenly inedible.
Cognitive and behavioral symptoms
It is likely that you will be a bit dazed or confused after most Illinois personal injury accidents. However, persistent disorientation or confusion that comes back could be a TBI symptom. Memory and concentration issues can also be TBI symptoms, as can be mood changes and swings, anxiety, sleeping disorders and various other emotional issues.
The key is that, if you are involved in a Will County personal injury accident, you need to seek medical intervention as soon as possible. If the accident was traumatic, get to an emergency room. If not, your primary care doctor is fine, but either way, do not let a TBI get worse. Remember, they can kill you, but even if they do not, your quality of life will get worse and worse.