People often think that their injuries are going to be easily noticeable after they’re in a car wreck, but this often isn’t the case. Some injuries, such as brain injuries, can show up long after the crash. In fact, it isn’t unusual for a brain injury to remain unnoticed for weeks after a wreck.
The primary sign that you suffered a brain injury in a crash is a headache. There are other signs that are possible, such as changes in your ability to smell or taste. You may even have sensitivity to light or sounds or unusual fatigue.
A direct hit to the head isn’t necessary
Suffering a brain injury in a crash doesn’t always involve a hit to the head. It’s possible for the back and forth or side-to-side jarring of the head to cause the brain to slam into the skull, which can lead to a brain injury.
Many effects are possible
A traumatic brain injury is a catastrophic condition that can lead to significant life changes. Some people with this type of injury are unable to continue working, which eliminates their ability to earn a living. There’s also a considerable cost in medical bills, and life care expenses might also increase. It’s possible that you will need assistance with daily activities because of limitations caused by the injury.
Make sure you get medical care for any signs of a brain injury, even if it’s weeks after the crash. Seeking compensation is possible if the crash was caused by a negligent driver. Maryland law limits how long you have to get the claim filed, so be sure to act quickly.