Know the signs of a serious head injury in children

Children can suffer serious head injuries after a car accident or other type of accident that results in trauma to the head. While some head injuries are minor, it is important for parents to understand the signs and symptoms of a serious head injury to protect their child from further damage. 

Immediate medical attention is necessary if you suspect your child has suffered head trauma that include signs of a serious head injury or even a traumatic brain injury. How do you know when you need to seek medical attention? In this post, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of a serious head injury.

A serious head injury can include the following signs: 

  • Slurred speech
  • Dizziness 
  • Headache
  • Blurry vision
  • Vomiting
  • Stumbling 
  • Abnormal behavior 

These are signs of a serious injury and you should seek medical attention right away. If your child loses consciousness, call 911 immediately.

Head injuries can be difficult to recognize after an accident where there was trauma to the head. Not all children will show signs and symptoms of a serious head injury right away so it is important to know the signs and monitor your child after an accident. 

If your child's head injury was caused by someone else's negligence, such as in a car accident or when they were at daycare, you may be able to seek compensation for damages to help care for your child and his or her injuries. Working with a skilled personal injury attorney can help you understand and explore all of your legal options.