Sometimes, people who are victims of a car crash often experience concussions or another form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although the signs associated with this injury may not immediately be present, the symptoms may manifest themselves days or weeks later. Many common symptoms related to TBIs include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, changes in sleep patterns, and gaps in or loss of portions of memory. Other more immediate symptoms may include vomiting and/or loss of vision.
How much do you really know about traumatic brain injuries? Although this injury has made many headlines in the news in the past few years, the cause, symptoms, and treatments remain a mystery to many. Many websites have compiled information about traumatic brain injuries to help educate the general public. Of these websites is the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC), which has myriad information relating to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries. For those who may want to educate themselves more on the causes, signs, and treatment of traumatic brain injuries, their website may be a good place to begin. Click here for the direct link to their TBI page.
Do you know the steps to take when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident? Maybe you or a friend or family member was recently a part of a car accident and has questions about what will happen next. Anticipating this need, the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles has information in DMV.org that walks you through the steps to take in an accident. Of course, getting the other party's information is critical, as well as notifying any emergency and first responders of the accident.