Head injuries are a dangerous injury to suffer from. Kidshealth.org defines an internal head injury as that “which may involve the skull, the blood vessels within the skull, or the brain.
When an injury affects the brain it can sometimes end in a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
TBI’s aren’t always immediately visible but they can cause short and long term effects that rival those from visible injuries. According to traumaticbraininjury.com among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes and traffic-related incidents were the second leading cause of TBI (17.3%) and resulted in the largest percentage of TBI-related deaths (31.8%)
Children aged 0 to 4 years, older adolescents aged 15 to 19 years, and adults aged 65 years and older are most likely to sustain a TBI. These age groups are especially vulnerable to these injuries as they cannot always verbalize what they are feeling, which is why it is important for everyone to know the symptoms of a concussion; so you are able help yourself and others.
These symptoms include:
- Difficulty thinking clearly or concentrating.
- Difficulty remembering new information
- Fuzzy or blurry vision
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Sleeping more than usual
- Sleeping less than usual
- Feeling slowed down
- Nausea or vomiting (early on)
- Balance problems
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- More emotional
If you or your loved ones have sustained a brain injury from an accident get in contact with a reliable law firm such as the brain injury lawyers at the Christensen Law Firm who specialize in handling brain injuries in Utah.