Many auto accident victims in Maryland and the District of Columbia suffer what may seem to be minor head injuries. Closed head injuries are actually relatively common when accidents occur. The problem is that head injuries are especially susceptible to delayed reaction symptoms, and it is always best to have them evaluated as soon as possible even when a first responder medical technician does not find anything on an initial inspection.
Potential swelling and internal bleeding
The first problem that many doctors will anticipate is an unseen internal injury. Many times an accident victim can suffer an internal brain injury and not experience any pain until swelling begins shortly after the car accident. The problem with this is that swelling also induces fluid movement, and the fluid has nowhere to go except down the spine. Additionally, internal bleeding can be the result of head trauma as well, and even moderate seepage can be a serious issue.
Understanding TBI symptoms
There are some specific symptoms that may indicate a traumatic internal brain injury. They begin with headaches, blurred vision, or disorientation and memory loss. Identification delays can impact injury claims as well as develop into a potential long-term medical issue, and emotional problems may develop if the physical TBI is not addressed quickly. It is always best for TBI treatment professionals to pinpoint looming problems as soon as possible following an auto accident for the optimum treatment regimen to be determined.
Time is always of the essence in car crashes, and especially when head injuries occur. Never assume a bump on the head is nothing to be concerned about. Brain trauma can be fatal, so it is critical that accident victims seek medical attention as soon as possible.