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. Post-TBI, many patients find that the road to recovery is long, hard, and takes a variety of different professionals to manage the healing process. It can be a complicated, frustrating, and emotional time.
If you have recently been in a car crash, it is important to closely monitor your body's response and recovery after the accident. If you suspect a TBI, immediately seek help from a qualified physician who can diagnose you and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. If your car accident was due to the fault of another, it may also be time to seek legal action. This is especially true if your injuries cause you to miss extended periods of work or not be able to continue your line of work at all. Other major expenses resulting from an accident may include medical bills. If you or a loved one has recently been in a car accident due to the fault of another, please contact Altoona, PA area personal injury attorney Doug Stoehr to set up an initial, free consultation. His law office can be reached by calling his firm at 814-946-4100.
Summer presents a great opportunity to enjoy time outside with family and friends. Sometimes, these outside activities can also pose risks. This is especially true for activities where you are more exposed to the risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI). When you and your loved ones are outside, it is important to remember the following tips to avoid summer injury:
Recently, an article from Vanderbilt University highlighted the heightened dangers that motorcyclists face during the spring months. According to the article, surgeons at Vanderbilt's medical center have noticed that there is a large increase in motorcycle accidents when the weather gets better. Experts have coined the term "trauma season" from April through September and, at Vanderbilt, they typically see a 50% increase in patients injured by major trauma during this time period. This year, the increase in trauma came early in proportion to the early onset of warmer weather.