Car crashes are one of the top causes of TBIs (traumatic brain injuries). The trauma caused by a head injury in a car accident can be scary and frustrating. Injuries to your brain may cause emotional, mental and physical symptoms.
For adults, it’s typically simple to recognize the signs of a TBI, but in children, it may be more challenging. Some things to watch for that may indicate your child has experienced a TBI in a car accident are found here.
Symptoms of potentially dangerous TBIs in children
Children aren’t always able to communicate the issues they are dealing with. Because of this, parents, guardians and caretakers may have to use other methods to assess if their child has a TBI and needs treatment.
Children can exhibit some of the same symptoms of a TBI as adults, such as nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, a bad taste in the mouth and a change in sleeping habits. Babies may also indicate an injury by refusing to eat or nurse.
If a child has suffered a severe TBI, they may show irritability that isn’t typical, be inconsolable or be unable to stop crying. Some children may be unable to pay attention or lose interest in playing with their toys or participating in activities they once enjoyed. A child may also seem depressed or sad after experiencing a car accident that caused a TBI.
Legal options to recover after a car accident caused TBI
If your child experiences a TBI in a car accident caused by someone else’s fault or negligence, make sure you know your legal rights. One is to recover compensation for the injuries you sustained.