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3 points to know about traumatic brain injuries

There are many injuries possible if you’re involved in a car crash. Some of these, including brain injuries, can be catastrophic. It’s imperative that anyone who’s been involved in a crash know a few basic points about brain injuries.

One of the most important things to remember is that you get medical care right away if you have signs of a brain injury. This includes symptoms, such as a headache that doesn’t go away and changes in your sleep habits. Other signs, including mood swings, sensory changes and trouble with concentration are also possible.

Symptoms can take a while to show up

The symptoms of a brain injury might not show up right away. It can take days or weeks for them to show up, depending on the effects of the injury.

Multiple treatment methods might be necessary

Treating a traumatic brain injury requires the medical team to consider all aspects of the injury. Everything from medication to surgery to rehabilitation are possible for these injuries.

Recovery varies greatly

Many factors determine how well a person will recover. The area of the brain that’s damaged and the severity of the damage are two of the primary factors. The treatments a person receives and the time that elapsed between the injury and treatment initiation may also play a role in this.

Anyone who’s suffered a head injury in a crash should ensure they get the medical care they need. The costs of the care might be considerable, so seeking compensation is in order if your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence. The law in Washington limits the time you have to file your case, so be sure you do it quickly.  

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