How Long Does it Take to Show Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Chris Finney, Trial Attorney

Do Signs of Brain Injury Show Up Immediately?

Most people think that their concussion cleared itself up after the crash, or the fall, or the injury, or whatever the date of the incident was. But, in reality, they may not realize all the symptoms they have are signs of a traumatic brain injury. It may not be until 6, 8, 10, or 12 months down the road they realize something is wrong because it starts to become part of your normal routine.

Common Signs of a Brain Injury

  • The headaches that won’t go away
  • The inability to sleep
  • The feelings of hot or cold
  • The minor forgetfulness

Those types of symptoms can really come ahead several months after the accident and will need to be to be correlated to the date of the incident.

What Do I Do If I Think I Have A Brain Injury?

Start talking to people around you.  Ask them if they notice any differences in you since the date of the crash. Most people will think if they haven’t shown signs 3-4 weeks after the incident that, they’re fine, that there’s no problem, and that their symptoms must be something else. That’s just not the case.

This is why you need to get to somebody who can put all this together and find out what’s the story behind all of this and see if it matches up to see what caused this.

Who Can Help Me If I Suspect I Have A Brain Injury?

First, speak with a physician. Inform them of your concerns and provide any information you have about your symptoms. Next reach out to an experienced brain injury attorney in your area who can help you start and guide you through the personal injury claim process. Give us a call 314-293-4222 or complete the contact form, no obligation. We’re here to help. 

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