After getting into a motor vehicle accident, head and brain injuries remain among some of the most common injuries that you may face.
Moderate and severe brain injuries are the most potentially worrisome. What should you know about how they manifest?
Physical signs of moderate injury
Mayo Clinic discusses moderate brain injury symptoms. These symptoms are often much easier to pinpoint compared with mild brain injury symptoms because they last longer and are usually more extreme.
For example, among the physical symptoms, a victim may entirely lose consciousness for a period of time or even fall into a coma. Needless to say, these signs are difficult to miss.
Other physical signs will manifest in the senses. Victims may experience a ringing in their ears, trouble tasting or smelling things and visual disturbances like snow, static, glimmer or haze.
Some may struggle with things like balance and mobility, too. Many have trouble with fine motor control and some even struggle with wider motor control.
Behavioral and emotional signs
As far as behavioral and emotional symptoms go, the most common symptoms include emotional freneticism, confusion, panic, or even misplaced bursts of anger and irritation.
Victims may grow unusually stubborn and confrontational, seemingly for no reason. It is not uncommon for them to lash out at their loved ones or refuse to seek medical help even if it is extremely obvious that they need it.
Of course, in such a situation, it is important for those around the victim to remain calm and ensure that they get medical attention regardless.