A loved one who was involved in a car accident or who fell on a hard surface may have incurred a traumatic brain injury. There are many signs that a person might have experienced a TBI, so if you notice any of these signs, it may be a good idea to take your family member to a Florida doctor for further examination.
Slurred speech can be a sign of a TBI
If you notice that your sibling, parent or spouse is slurring his or her words, it is often a clue that something isn’t right. The same is true if your loved one is having trouble speaking or having trouble forming complete or proper sentences.
Changes in mood can often indicate the presence of a TBI
If your typically cheerful loved one seems irritable, depressed or otherwise unhappy, it may be the result of a brain injury. In some cases, these changes in mood occur within hours or days of the event that caused the injury to occur. However, in some cases, changes in mood occur subtly over a period of weeks or months.
Therefore, it’s critical that you take a mental note of any personality shifts regardless of how minor they may seem. In fact, it may be a good idea to write down what you see as it could be used as evidence in a personal injury case.
Sensitivity to light can indicate a TBI
Individuals who have experienced a concussion may have a negative reaction when exposed to any type of light. In some cases, simply allowing sunlight to seep through a covered window may be enough to initiate headaches, nausea or vomiting.
A person who suffers a TBI may seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. However, this is only true if the injury was caused by another person’s negligent behavior. It may be possible to use medical records, witness statements and other evidence to establish that this is true in your loved one’s case.