Understanding TBIs: Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Signs and Symptoms of a Brain Injury
A brain injury is a very serious personal injury that a person could suffer in an 18 wheeler wreck. Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer knows that these are horrific and debilitating injuries. Besides wrongful death, a traumatic brain injury may be the worst type of injury that a person could sustain. These could be catastrophic injuries which affect a person's daily living and activities, from memory and focus ability, affecting speech, to even causing debilitating headaches. Unfortunately, large commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, big rigs, tankers, random trailers, double trailers, semi tractor trailers, and other large box trucks are more likely to cause these very serious injuries.
Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer handles some of the most severe and devastating traumatic brain injuries. We staff has the knowledge, experienced, and resources to help prove your case by establishing liability through the law and demonstrating damages through the medical proof. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured and sustained a traumatic brain injury, please call our compassion staff to learn what we can do for you by dialing (505) 883-5000.
Signs and Symptoms of a Brain Injury
There are many possible signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The way that an individual's brain is injured will likely be differently than how another person's brain is injured. The extent of the injury, force, and direction of impact will also affect the damage and symptoms of a brain injury.
Nonetheless, here are some common signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury from a New Mexico trucking accident:
- Unexplained and repeated headaches;
- Migraines which do not go away with medication;
- Loss of change of consciousness (LOC);
- Unevenly dilated pupils in the eyes;
- Double vision;
- Unexplained nausea, or nausea that is reoccurring after an accident;
- Slurred speech;
- Fluid draining from the nose or ears;
- Hard to wake;
- Difficulty sleeping;
- Weakness in arms, legs, of face;
- Loss of balance;
- Ringing in ears for no reason;
- Bad taste in mouth;
- Loss of sense of smell or taste;
- Depression or anxiety;
- Unexplained fatigue, drowsiness, lack of energy, or ability to move;
- Difficulty with memory and remembering things; and
- Many other symptoms.
Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys If You Have the Signs and Symptoms of a TBI
The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are going to be different in different people. The list of symptoms above is not exhaustive, and there may be many other symptoms which could be the sign of a traumatic brain injury. It is important that, if you have been seriously injured in a big rig crash and hit your head or may have suffered some head injury, to immediately seek medical attention and let trained, medical experts make that determination.
Once you have the proper medical treatment, ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to look at your case in a FREE consultation to learn what your rights may be. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.