Did a Boating Accident Leave You With a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Taking the family down to Arrowrock Reservoir on the weekends is something you love to do during the summer. Over the years, you’ve noticed that it’s an activity that has started to become more crowded and filled with swimmers and other boats.
You are a careful boater, which is why you were so shocked when you felt the jolt of another boat smash into yours. Your head hit the side of the boat after the impact, and you lay there wondering how this happened as you heard your family scramble around you.
Do You Have the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Your family wants to take you to St. Luke’s to get checked out. They are right to worry. Although you should really see a doctor after any accident, you should especially make an effort if you hit your head. You insist you’re fine, but the truth is, you could have a traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly if you have these symptoms:
- Physical symptoms. If you have problems sleeping, headaches, nausea, dizziness, or fatigue after your accident, you could have a TBI. Additionally, if you lost consciousness during the accident or feel confused or disoriented, you could have a serious brain injury.
- Cognitive symptoms. You’ve experienced a strong blow to the head, which means the chances of doing some damage are high. Seek help immediately if you are feeling depressed or anxious, are experiencing memory or concentration problems, or have mood changes or swings after the accident.
- Sensory symptoms. TBIs can affect victims in a variety of ways, including sensitivity to light or sound and sensory problems, such as blurred vision, ringing in the ears, changes in the ability to smell, or a bad taste in the mouth.
When You’re Ready, We Can Help
Traumatic brain injuries can cause problems now and down the road. The amount of money you may have to pay in medical bills is astronomical, and the time you miss from work can really add up. TBIs can have a dramatic effect on your life, and if you don’t think that’s fair, you’re not alone.
When you’re ready to hold the person who changed your life for the worse responsible for his actions, the Morton Law Offices want to help. Contact us today by filling out our online form or by calling 888.716.8021 to speak with a legal professional about your situation.