How can I know if a head injury is serious?
How do you know if a head injury is serious? Many times, it’s difficult to know if a head injury is serious, because a lot of times you have mild traumatic brain injuries. There are a lot of subtleties that are not immediately noticeable, like swellings in the brain or internal bleeding, both of which are invisible to the naked eye and might not present any immediate symptoms.
Sometimes, symptoms may be headaches, and sometimes it’s momentary forgetfulness, both of which someone might disregard as too minor to take notice of. For a full list of potential symptoms of a brain injury, you can view the Mayo Clinic’s article here.
Medically speaking, you can have an MRI on the brain and find out if there is any brain damage.
But a lot of times initially, the MRI’s not going to accurately detect brain damage. This means that even after seeing a doctor, you could still be lacking the answers that you are looking for.
There are different ways to detect a serious head injury, but it’s hard to really get a hand on it in the early stages. It is important to have someone monitor you so that if the injury gets worse, you are not alone. Head injuries can potentially be very serious and life-threatening, so it is not something that you should take lightly.
It takes an experienced physician to properly diagnose a head injury. And it takes an experienced attorney who has handled these types of brain damages in the past to successfully get you the maximum compensation.
If you are not sure if you have a serious brain injury, you should see a doctor immediately. If it is something serious, I also recommend meeting a lawyer as soon as possible. That way, you can see what can be done to help you legally.
If you have any questions, we are here for you. Call me at Joseph Joy & Associates.