CAR ACCIDENT I TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms – Fatigue and Chronic Loss of Energy Following a Car Accident
October 17, 2019
Following a car accident there are two instances in which a closed head injury can result. One results from whiplash when there is a sudden “jolt” of force to your 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). In both instances the brain experiences 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 fatigue or a chronic loss of energy.
If you are experiencing fatigue or a chronic loss of energy following a car accident 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 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 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 Fatigue and Chronic Loss of Energy following a car accident, 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.
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