My son was in a Boca Raton car crash. He seems to be fine, but the doctor says that he could have a brain injury. What are the signs that I should watch for?
The doctor is right. Boca Raton car accidents can cause serious brain injuries, even if the victim seems to be fine immediately after the accident. Brain injuries can be serious even when there is no loss of consciousness and even when the head wasn't hit.
How does one suffer a brain injury in a Boca Raton car accident without hitting one's head? Before a car crash, the brain is travelling at the same speed as the car. When the car is stopped by the crash, the brain keeps moving until it crashes into the skull. This can lead to bruising, bleeding, and swelling which will get worse in the hours after the crash. As the bruising, bleeding, or swelling builds up, it will put pressure on the brain, causing damage. This is why it is important to seek immediate medical attention if there are any signs of brain injury.
Here are the signs to watch for:
- Stiff neck
- Changes in the size of the pupils
- Fluid from the nose, ears, or mouth
- Loss of sensation
- Change in hearing, taste, smell, or vision
- Speech or language problems
- Abnormal behavior
- Paralysis or inability to move the legs or arms
- Sudden lack of coordination
- Low blood pressure
- Seizures or convulsions
- Loss of consciousness
If you or a family member has suffered a head injury after a Boca Raton car accident, Florida injury lawyer David Glatthorn is here to help. For information about what to do immediately after the accident, request a free copy of David's book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim. For a free initial consultation with David Glatthorn, complete the Contact Form or call toll free 866-413-5525 or locally 561-659-1999 to schedule an appointment.