If you have suffered a brain injury, you have likely experienced both mental and emotional symptoms. Maybe you’re having mood swings, or trouble recalling simple information. This is fairly common after a traumatic blow to the head – especially those caused by car accidents, violent assault, or serious falls.

Common Symptoms Following A Brain Injury

A Virginia brain injury victim will often experience symptoms that are specific to the right or left side of the brain. The two halves of the brain control different functions, so depending on the site of your injury, you may even have trouble doing math or processing visual information. However, there are a number of mental processes that are spread out over the two halves of the brain, so an injury to any part of the head or neck may cause:

  • Reduced thinking speed
  • Trouble recalling information
  • Confusion
  • Inability to concentrate 
  • Attention deficits
  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive problems
  • Behavioral changes

A serious head injury in Fairfax can also cause physical problems. If the neurons that control bodily functions have been damaged, a victim may be unable to regulate his own body temperature, have problems controlling his breathing or blood pressure, and even lose bowel and bladder control. While these changes may only be temporary as the brain heals, they can lead to permanent impairment or total inability to function independently.

Contact an Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer

If someone you love has suffered a traumatic head injury,contact the trusted Fairfax brain injury lawyers at Shevlin Smith today at (703) 591-0067. We will be happy to advise you of your legal rights in your FREE, one-on-one consultation.

Michael J. Shevlin
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Specializing in medical malpractice and serious personal injury cases since 1994.
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