According to data compiled by Merck, brain injuries cause nearly 50,000 U.S. deaths and approximately 230,000 hospitalizations each year. Many victims suffer lifelong effects from these injuries, leading to medical and rehabilitative costs of more than $76 billion every year. Approximately half of all head injuries result from motor vehicle crashes.

Brain injury symptoms

Mild brain injury may include:

  • Memory or concentration difficulties
  • Minor loss of consciousness that can last up to a few minutes
  • Headaches
  • Balance and dizziness issues
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensory difficulties, such as blurry vision or ringing in the ears
  • Mood swings or sudden changes that can include sudden anxiety or depression
  • Heightened sensitivity to audio or visual stimuli
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Increased fatigue

Moderate and severe brain injuries can include all of the above symptoms and:

  • Increased periods of unconsciousness
  • Extreme confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Heightened levels of aggressiveness or other abnormal behavior
  • Worsening headaches
  • Problems with coordination
  • Loss of strength in the extremities, particularly the fingers and toes
  • Vomiting, convulsions and seizures
  • Pupil dilation
  • Fluids draining from the nose or ears

Children’s symptoms

The greatest challenge facing the diagnosis of children who may have suffered brain injuries is that, unlike adults or teenagers, small children tend to lack sufficient communication skills to report what hurts them or how they were affected. Therefore, it is important for adults to watch for telltale signs, including changes to eating and sleeping habits, inconsolable bouts of crying, increased irritability, a shortened attention span, and apparent depression or sadness.

Following a traumatic brain injury, your first priority should be to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Then, you should contact an experienced personal injury firm. Bell & Pollock can evaluate your claims and devise a plan of action to recover damages from potential third parties who may have caused the harm.

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Call a trusted attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. at (303) 795-5900 to get on the road to recovery now. You can also email our firm via the contact firm on this page.

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Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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