Identifying the Symptoms of Neurological Injuries

Identifying the Symptoms of Neurological Injuries

Neurological injuries can have serious long-term negative effects on a person’s health. Classifying head trauma as a neurological injury can mean brain trauma, spinal cord damage, skull fractures, broken bones in the spine, and destruction of the peripheral nerves. There are several ways that a person can suffer a neurological injury such as after a car accident, from a sporting event, or from exposure to toxins. 

For victims that suffered a neurological injury after an accident caused by a negligent party, it may be possible to recover compensation. Filing a personal injury claim can lead to financial recompense for the damages that a victim suffered.

In the state of Florida, the personal injury claim process can be complicated, and dealing with insurance companies without legal representation is not easy. This is specifically so if a victim is also experiencing pain and distress from the injuries they suffered. The Orlando personal injury attorneys at the Vaughan Law Group can help victims obtain fair compensation from their Florida personal injury claim.

How Do You Know if You Have a Neurological Injury?

A victim of an injury accident that sustains neurological injuries can look out for the following symptoms:

Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Memory loss.
  • Imbalance.
  • Constant headaches and migraines.
  • Confusion.Identifying Symptoms of Neurological Injuries
  • Dizziness and feelings of lightheadedness.
  • Issues with hearing.
  • Vision changes.
  • Inability to speak clearly.
  • Sleep disruptions.
  • Concentration problems.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Seizures.
  • Depression and anxiety.
  • Mood fluctuations.
  • Behavioral problems.

Acquired brain injury takes place when the brain is denied oxygen and is damaged as a result. The symptoms of an acquired brain injury are similar to those that take place after a TBI.

Other types of damage to the nerve pathways can cause significant issues with the body’s muscles. The following symptoms may develop:

  • Spasticity.
  • Problems with walking and staying upright.
  • Muscle deterioration.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Awkward and uncontrolled movements.
  • Challenges swallowing and breathing.
  • Paralysis.

Victims may suffer constant headaches over the long term as a result of an accident that causes neurological damage. This can make going about daily activities very challenging.

It is likely that when a neurological injury is identified, recovery from it may take extensive physical therapy. Physical therapy can help a victim get better control over their muscles, can improve strength, and can work on balance issues. Depending on how severe the neurological injuries are and the associated symptoms, a victim may have to be in physical therapy for quite a long time.

If another party caused your injury accident or if you were injured while at work, the Vaughan Law Group has Orlando workers’ compensation attorneys who are dedicated to getting the most favorable outcome possible from your claim.

Speak with an Orlando Injury Attorney Today

Neurological injures can be very serious and affect the entire body. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a neurological injury seeking medical attention for proper diagnosis is critical. Then, call the Orlando brain injury attorneys at the Vaughan Law Group for more information on how to file your workers’ compensation or personal injury claim for compensation.

To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at the Vaughan Law Group, please call (407) 648-1426.