Minnesota drivers need to pay attention to road hazards, other drivers and construction. Getting in a crash is not outside the realm of possibility, and unfortunately, serious injuries may result.

Traumatic brain injury or TBI is one of the most severe injuries those involved in a collision may sustain. In some instances, the symptoms are not as apparent as others. We at Cody Law Group want to provide you with some hidden signs of this catastrophic injury. Watch out for these clues that you may have this dangerous condition.

Mild indicators

After a crash, you may feel fortunate to walk away with minor bumps and bruises. You chose to decline a trip to the emergency room for further investigation. However, a day or two later, you realize this headache has not gone away, and now your stomach is starting to sour. Two of the most prominent indicators that the crash caused an injury to your brain are increasingly painful headaches and nausea. You may want to take a trip to the doctor for some checking.

Moderate indicators

The more severe the injury, the harsher the symptoms. In the days after an accident, you may start losing track of time, have feelings of confusion or problems finding the words to speak. These are cognitive symptoms of an injury. During this time, physical symptoms may include the headache and nausea, along with:

  • Extreme exhaustion
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of consciousness

Any one of these symptoms is cause for concern. Even if your injury winds up resolving in a few days, it is a good idea to have a physician confirm it. If you want more information on this, please visit our website here.