Car accidents can be devastating for Maryland drivers. In addition to the property damage that happens to the car, the accident can leave the drivers with life-threatening injuries.
These injuries can range from severe to immobilizing, but one of the most common injuries in car accidents is a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury happens when you receive a bump or blow to the head or neck.
What should you do if you suffer a traumatic brain injury from a car accident?
Traumatic brain injuries can be hard to detect or notice right away. The signs of a traumatic brain injury can be small or large, which is why many people don’t notice. Symptoms you may experience after hitting your head are:
- Increased depression and anxiety
- Trouble with anger and mood regulation
- Slurred or stuttering speech
- Trouble focusing
- Trouble sleeping
- Poor judgment
- Other cognitive impairments
If you suspect that you hit your head during an accident, get to a doctor as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of your head injury, they might want to run a CAT Scan or MRI on your brain.
What to do in court after a traumatic brain injury from a car accident?
Traumatic brain injuries can take months or years to recover from and can sometimes leave you with lifelong impairments. Traumatic brain injuries are also hard to prove in court since they are invisible injuries.
It’s important to be seen by your doctor as well as a neurologist and neuropsychologist to get documentation of the injury to prove in court. Your doctor will help you with the recovery, but it’s important to get compensated for the injury. Bringing documentation of your injury and being able to prove it was from the accident will help you in court.