Concussion After a Car Accident
Car accidents are human errors no matter how much you try to blame technology or other factors. If you were unfortunate and hit by a car or been part of an accident, do not panic and move to a safer place. If there is a minor collision, follow the procedure of exchanging information about the driver, health insurance, and all the necessary details like date, time, place, and any witnesses’ accounts. Do not forget to take photos or record videos of the license plate, car damage, and any injuries. However, if you hit your head on the headrest, steering wheel, or window and suffered a concussion, then you should be careful.
Things You Should Know About Concussive Injuries
What exactly is a concussion, and how can it affect your brain and long-term health after a car wreck? A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can lead to everything from short-term memory loss to long-term personality change. If you sustained a concussion, do not assume you are fine. Any brain injury should be taken seriously and requires immediate attention. Remember, you may suffer a concussion without hitting your head. Do you know a sudden impact during the crash can likely shift the brain inside the head and slam against the bony underside of the skull? You may not find an effect on the outside and may not become conscious immediately.
After a car crash, some symptoms may appear while others may not and take days or weeks to appear. Remember, any blow to the head can result in serious injuries, even if there is no bruising. If you experience any of the following symptoms after a car accident, you should make an appointment with your doctor.
Some of the symptoms are
- Lack of balance
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Sluggish speech or movement
After the accident, it is advised to visit the doctor for any brain injury. A concussion can mimic other traumatic brain injuries that can be scary, so timely assessment and evaluation are necessary. Sometimes your emergency doctor may suggest it is a minor concussion and ask you to go home but remember it is essential to schedule a consultation with your doctor and get examined for your satisfaction. Usually, concussion symptoms slow down with time, but if they stay longer, you may suffer post-concussion syndrome, also known as post-concussive symptoms (PCS). If you suffered a concussion due to someone else’s negligent actions, you might be eligible to pursue compensation for your damages. You may schedule a consultation with One Law Group and allow our experienced personal injury lawyers to gather all the necessary information and documents and build a strong case on your behalf. Reach out to us at (310) 923-9420.