Head trauma after an accident is extremely common, especially in automobile accidents. You may have suffered a head trauma after a fall, sports or job-related accident, or an automobile accident. No matter what the cause of the injury, it is important to recognize the signs of a head trauma because it could save your life.
Different types of head traumas include concussions, hemorrhage, and even skull fractures. The most common of these injuries is a concussion, which occurs when the brain is shaken back and forth. Concussions can range from mild to extreme, but if they go untreated could result in coma or even death. Each trauma is dangerous in different ways, if they go untreated they could cause future injury to yourself or your loved ones and even death. One of the most prominent signs of head trauma is loss of consciousness at the time of the injury. This could indicate a serious problem or injury in the brain. Other common signs include nausea and vomiting, dizziness or fuzziness and headache. Another common sign to consider is disturbed sleep patterns. If you have trouble sleeping or sleep much more than usual and feel very fatigued, you may have a head injury. Look out for mood changes or general moodiness as well.
If you feel you have suffered a head trauma, it is important not to operate an automobile or any other machinery. It may be important to seek out a family member or friend to stay by your side while you contact medical help. If you are in an accident, no matter what the trauma, it is sometimes necessary to go to the hospital for further assistance.
It is extremely important to seek medical attention if you think you have suffered a head trauma. If a head trauma goes untreated, it can result in serious injury or even death. If you feel you may need to involve an attorney to seek retribution from a head injury sustained in an accident, Franco Law Firm can help. If you have questions and want to schedule a free consultation, please call Franco Law Firm at (813) 872-0929.