What if my Brain Injury Symptoms Don’t Appear Right After my Car Accident?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in the Philadelphia area or anywhere else in the world, you brain injuries may not surface right away. This is not limited to car accidents, but could include anything such as getting hit in the head by a falling paint can or even from a big hit while playing football.

When most people hear “brain injury”, they think of brain damage and may picture someone in a vegetative state. However, closed head injuries (the kind that do not crack the skull) occur all the time. You may have heard of a concussion. Oftentimes people who have sustained a concussion may have trouble remembering things from a certain time period. That’s a brain injury. Other people with brain injuries may lose their sense of smell. Others may hear ringing. There are a wide variety of symptoms from brain injuries.

As Philadelphia car accident lawyers, we sometimes hear from people who don’t realize they’re injured until days or weeks after the crash. People may have chest pain from a cracked sternum and wait to see the doctor for a few days. Other people may have no symptoms at all, then realize a month later that they are having trouble remembering things – then they visit the doctor and are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury.

In Pennsylvania, you have 2 years to make an injury claim. However, it’s always in your best interest to begin the process as soon as possible.

Always contact a personal injury lawyer in your area for a free consultation. You may or may not need a lawyer, but the free advice may just save you a lot of time and money.

According to Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer David Cobb, additional side effects associated with brain injury include:
• Unrelenting Headache
• Inability to Stay Awake or Feeling Drowsy all the Time
• Nausea, Vomiting or Both
• Confusion, Memory Loss or Disorientation
• Dizziness
• Slurred Speech or Inability to make Cognitive Sentences
• Numbness
• Loss of Balance
• Sensitivity to Light and Sound

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in the Philadelphia area, be sure to see our Philadelphia Brain Injury Lawyer page which explains these types of injuries in further detail.