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Roadways in the metro area seem to get more crowded every day. Whether your commute takes you on I-25, I-70, Colorado Boulevard or a different roadway, you must drive defensively to avoid a car wreck. If you collide with another vehicle, though, you may face a long road to recovery.
All automobile crashes are different, but many of them cause the same types of injuries. While a broken bone or laceration may be easy to detect, some injuries do not show up immediately. In fact, you may not notice the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury until hours or days after a wreck.
Signs you may have a TBI
To ensure your brain did not sustain an injury in a car crash, you must watch carefully for the signs of a TBI. Here are some brain injury symptoms you may experience after an automobile collision:
Sometimes, individuals with a TBI have clear fluids that drain from their noses or ears. Your symptoms, though, may range wildly. If you think you have a TBI, you must act diligently to receive appropriate care.
Steps to take to determine if you have a TBI
Car crashes are usually stressful. Still, what you do after a collision is important. While you may feel fine, you should always seek a medical opinion. When you visit the emergency room or your doctor, be sure to explain how the accident occurred. By giving doctors some background information, you increase your chances of receiving a proper diagnosis. You also add to the official record of the accident. If you need to pursue compensation for your injuries from the driver who caused the wreck, your medical file is likely to become important.
You simply cannot take a potential TBI lightly. Because even a minor brain injury can cause serious problems, you must focus on receiving adequate care. You must also realize that recovering from a TBI usually takes time. If you follow your doctor’s orders, though, you improve your odds of returning to normal.