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How to Recognize Symptoms of a Pediatric Brain Injury After an I-70 Accident

I-70 accident injuries don’t always occur like they do on TV or in the movies. There are, of course, some accidents that result in dramatic and immediate injuries. However, there are also some serious accident injuries that are not immediately apparent and may not be discovered at the accident scene. As a parent, it is important to know that traumatic brain injuries are not always dramatic or immediately identifiable. There will not always be blood and victims do not always lose consciousness. It can be particularly difficult to tell if a young child has suffered a brain injury since a child may be unable to tell you how he or she is feeling.

Symptoms of Possible Brain Injury in Children

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, you may notice mild to severe impairments if your child suffers a brain injury. Those impairments may include:

  • Vision problems
  • Speech difficulties
  • Hearing impairments
  • Headaches
  • Motor coordination issues
  • Spasticity of muscles
  • Paresis or paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Balance problems
  • Fatigue

It is important to seek immediate medical help for any of these problems so that a proper diagnosis can be made and so that treatment can begin. Brain injury symptoms may be similar to the symptoms experienced by adults. However, the impact of a pediatric brain injury can be more significant because a child’s brain is still developing. Thus, it is important to know the symptoms so that you can get appropriate medical care for your child as soon as possible.

What to Do if Your Child Suffers a Brain Injury in an I-70 Car Crash

If you have been hurt in an auto accident on I-70 or elsewhere in Kansas or Missouri then we encourage you to contact an experienced Kansas City car crash attorney at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys today for more information. We can be reached via this website or by calling (816) 471-5111 or (888) 348-2616. We also invite you to download a free copy of our book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim, to learn more about what to do after your child has been hurt in an accident.

James Roswold
James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.

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