A head injury is any injury to your scalp, skull, or brain. They can be as minor as a cut or bump and as severe as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but because you can have a TBI without having damage to the scalp or a fracture to the skull, it can be very difficult to know whether your injuries include a TBI. People who sustain a serious head injury may suffer permanent changes in their personality, loss of physical abilities, and diminished capacity to think, learn, and remember.This is why it is important to treat all head injuries seriously and get them checked by a doctor.
Some common symptoms of a head injury include:
- a spinning sensation
- ringing in the ears
- loss of consciousness
- balance or coordination problems
- an inability to focus the eyes
- involuntary eye movements
- loss of muscle control
- memory loss
- changes in mood
- leaking of clear fluid from the ear or the nose
If you experience any of these symptoms after an accident, have a doctor examine you to assess whether you have a head injury and, if so, get treatment immediately.
Then call us. If you or a family member has suffered a head injury due to someone else’s negligence, you need to hire an experienced attorney who can prove their liability and who will fight for the compensation you deserve.