CAR ACCIDENT I TBI I SLIP AND FALL I PERSONAL INJURY – Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms: Irritability, Depression and Anxiety following a Personal Injury Incident
November 20, 2020
If you were involved in a car accident or slip and fall incident and you are now suffering from a mood disorder including irritability, depression or anxiety, you may be struggling from a traumatic brain injury. Following a car accident or slip and fall incident there are two instances in which a closed head injury can result. One results from a sudden “jolt” of force to the upper back and neck, in other words without direct impact to the head. The second occurs following a direct blow to the head (i.e., the head hit the steering wheel, dashboard or side window, or the head may hit the floor as a result of a fall). In both these instances the brain may experience trauma as a result of a sudden violent motion causing the brain to knock against the skull.
Depending on the severity of the collision, a traumatic blow or jolt of the brain may result in long-term and permanent injuries. Traumatic brain injury symptoms may manifest themselves as a mood disorders, including irritability, depression and anxiety
If you are experiencing mood disorders, including irritability, depression and anxiety following a car accident or slip and fall these may be symptoms of a traumatic brain injury and it is necessary that these symptoms be discussed with a medical provider. Following a serious car accident or slip and fall physicians tend to be more focused on obvious injuries such as lacerations, bleeding and other visible complaints. For that reason the vast majority of brain injuries resulting from car accidents and slip and falls are not diagnosed at the initial signs of TBI.
Long-term conditions of traumatic brain injury include:
If you sustained a head injury in accident or have been struggling with mood disorders, including irritability, depression and anxiety following a car accident or slip and fall incident, we invite you to call us today at 619-432-5145 for a free consultation with one of our experienced San Diego Traumatic Brain Injury attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
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