How to Check Yourself for Signs of TBI After a Morristown Car Accident
After you are involved in a car accident, it makes sense that you would want to go home as soon as possible. You are scared and shaken, and want to get back to your family as fast as you can. Unfortunately, many who rush home after an accident will discover that they feel tired, overwhelmed or emotional in the weeks to come—and it may be more than the excitement of the crash.
Car accidents that involve a blow to the head will often cause traumatic brain injury, or TBI. If you lose consciousness for any length of time during the crash, it is likely you suffered a concussion, a mild form of TBI. You may have felt fine after the accident, but your brain may still have shifted or swollen under the skull, causing any number of symptoms over the next few weeks.
Victims who have suffered a mild TBI in a New Jersey car crash may experience:
- Memory loss
- Concentration problems
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Light sensitivity
- Moments of disorientation
- Mood swings
- Nausea or vomiting
- Depression or anxiety
- Sensory problems, such as distorted vision or strange smells
- Sleep disruption, such as insomnia or chronic tiredness
Recovery from these types of accidents is a long and expensive process. After you have an MRI to diagnose your injury, you will likely need several months of outpatient care. If you are having memory or cognition problems, you may not be able to return to work until you have recovered—leaving you with no way to pay for the increasing costs of your injury.
Morristown head injury attorney Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. can help you recover costs for your medical bills and loss of income, and will not charge you anything unless he wins your case. Call our offices today at (877) 360-0183 or fill out the form on this page to begin your FREE, one-on-one consultation.