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How to recognize a traumatic brain injury in a child

On Behalf of | Jan 13, 2022 | Car Accidents

People of all ages can get a traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially if they fall or are involved in a crash. If your child hit their head in an accident, you must take them to the hospital as soon as possible. Children sometimes cannot understand or communicate their pain, and symptoms can take time to show. Hence, it’s best to seek prompt medical attention. That way, you can reduce the probabilities of your child suffering from a worsening brain injury and increase the probabilities of getting compensation.

TBI in children

Your child might have a TBI if they received a hard blow on their head. If it turns out that they have brain damage, quick medical attention can make a big difference. TBI’s can have long-lasting physical and psychological effects on a person, so the sooner they get treatment, the better. Some of the most common symptoms of TBI in children include:

  • Change in their eating habits
  • Easy irritability
  • Persisting crying
  • Change in their ability to pay attention
  • Drowsiness
  • Sad mood

These symptoms are common in kids with TBI, but it could be possible for your child to have such an injury without showing any symptoms at all. Some injured victims show symptoms hours or days later, and that is a long time to wait for a serious condition.

Rightful compensation

A prompt medical evaluation is also beneficial in improving your chances of getting compensation if your child has brain damage. You may need this compensation to pay for expensive medical procedures and long-term care if their damage is moderate or severe. That is why it is important to get a medical evaluation quickly. If you ask for compensatory damages, the party at fault for your child’s injuries will have to pay you for your medical expenses and your child’s suffering and pain.

Fighting back

A TBI could affect your child’s development. Still, you can minimize the impact of the injury by getting them quick medical attention and treatment. You could ask the person at fault for compensation for your child’s injuries if they caused those injuries by being negligent. By filing a personal injury claim, you can make the person at fault pay for their mistakes and for all the pain they have caused you and your child.