If you suffered a brain injury from an auto accident, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from brain injuries after an auto accident each year. You may be worried about the long-term effects on everything from your job to your social life. Brain injuries can vary as much as the people who suffer them, but they tend to have a few things in common:
- Headaches that just won't go away
- Dizziness and nausea, or even seizures
- Sleepiness or fatigue
- Emotional changes, such as mood swings or depression
- Cognitive problems, such as confusion or memory loss
These are just a few symptoms of a brain injury, and the severity of the symptoms depends upon the severity of the injury. Likewise, your recovery will depend upon the injury, as will the medical treatment you receive. Many people don't even realize they suffered a brain injury right away, especially if they didn't lose consciousness. That is why you should always be seen by a doctor after an auto accident.