This guide discusses common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury
WHAT ARE COMMON SYMPTOMS?
Common symptoms after a motor vehicle collision are blurred vision, nausea, slurred speech, headaches, and dizziness.
Dizziness and nausea are often associated with vomiting.
Symptoms of blurred vision include a lack of sharpness or the inability to see fine detail. Sometimes the blurred image is associated with sensitivity to lights.
WHAT CAUSES THESE SYMPTOMS?
One of the most common causes of blurred vision or dizziness is head trauma that causes a concussion, which is a mild traumatic brain injury. Blurry vision can occur as a result of hitting your head against something inside the vehicle, such as the steering wheel. A blow to the head can cause the brain to hit the inside of the skull.
Vision problems and dizziness can also happen during a forceful movement or shaking of the head, which often happens during a whiplash injury. The violent movement or shaking causes the brain to move and impact the inside of the skull.
Brain trauma can occur when the brain hits the inside of the skull. Sometimes a person will lose consciousness or blackout if the injury to the brain is severe enough. In extreme cases, the person will go into a Coma.
A person who has a history of concussions or multiple concussions is more susceptible to suffering another concussion, even from a mild head injury.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you suffer blurred vision or dizziness from a car accident, you should seek immediate medical treatment. The symptoms are severe and should be evaluated immediately in the emergency room or urgent care.
If you have suffered symptoms of a head injury after a car crash, call MCIS (818) 999-1184 for a free consultation.
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