Mood swings after a motorcycle accident

July 10, 2016

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common impact injury that may be missed when a team of medical professionals is focused on saving your life after a motorcycle collision. This is alarming because most of us don’t understand the potential overwhelming scope of a TBI. Before medical technology advanced, the death rates from traumatic brain injuries were quite high. While medical technology has advanced to the point at which it can decrease intercranial pressure and control breathing, the effects of TBI remain noteworthy.

The type of TBI experienced in a motorcycle accident can be classified as either mild or severe. For the sake of clarity we’ll review mild injuries in this article.

A traumatic brain injury can be categorized as mild if consciousness is lost, or a state of confusion persists for a period of no more than thirty minutes. It’s important to note that while the TBI is classified as “mild,” its impact will often be devastating. You will experience symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Frustration
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Memory problems.

It’s possible a mild TBI will also cause sensitivity and sounds, and nausea. The symptoms are typically subtle and are often brushed aside by you, family members or a physician, as something that is not easily tied to the accident.

It’s completely possible that you’ll look normal and move normally in spite of being incapable of thinking normally. This makes it easy to miss the diagnosis. Both friends and family members often see the changes when frustration with simple tasks at home or work becomes a regular part of your day. If they indicate there is a difference after a collision, you may want to seek follow-up medical care.

A mild TBI is ultimately defined as the forceful motion or impact of head causing a short change in mental status. The injury can last for a period of thirty minutes or less, but 15% of people who suffer a traumatic brain injury will experience symptoms that persist a year or more. TBI victims who experience long-lasting symptoms may require financial assistance for medical care and continuing their life after the injury.

If you suffered a TBI as a result of a motorcycle accident, and you feel someone else may have caused the collision, you may be entitled to legal remedy for harm caused. Consulting an experienced personal injury attorney from the office of McBride Law Firm is the best way to proceed.

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