Symptoms of Brain Injuries aren't Always What You Might Think

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What I have found is that after an accident, many people have some pretty significant brain injury symptoms but don't recognize them. I often tell clients that the people around you will typically recognize these problems before you will. But that's not universally true.

Brain injuries typically cause a whole host of minor changes in your life. Things like your personality. For instance, you may be a little more cross, a little bit more hard to live with, and have a shorter fuse. You may be lethargic, not really feeling well in your head and you can have other issues like word recall or getting lost or not being able to follow directions. When you start having these symptoms, all of them individually are pretty minor but together they start having a dramatic impact on the quality of your life. If this is occurring you need to be evaluated by doctor.

Many people simply hold these symptoms to themselves because they think they're feeling like they're crazy. Why do I feel this way? I don't understand why this is happening to me? If you've been involved in an accident where you were knocked unconscious by definition you have a minor brain injury. But you can have a brain injury without losing consciousness. You can have a brain injury with a negative brain MRI. You can have a brain injury where there's no objective testing that's showing it from a CT scan or an MRI but still affecting you in all these other ways.

If you have this going on in your life, talk to us about it and we'll help direct you to the type of doctor you need to see who's going to capture and prove what you're experiencing.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.