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Can concussions following a crash be serious?

On Behalf of | Jan 10, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Concussions are among the most frequent injuries sustained by those involved in auto accidents. Victims sometimes ignore their pain, believing it to be just a simple headache until it becomes unbearable. When they finally do seek medical attention, they may be surprised to learn that they have a serious traumatic brain injury.

A significant hit or jolt to the head can cause a concussion. Days, weeks, or even months may pass while the brain tries to heal itself after the injury. The degree of the damage will determine whether or not other bodily functions are affected. Concussions are regarded as traumatic brain injuries for this reason.

What to do if you suspect you have a concussion

Give the paramedics a chance to examine you for injuries if you are in an automobile accident. You may need to go to the hospital to undergo further testing. Concussion symptoms include:

  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Headache (mild to severe)
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of memory
  • Loss of consciousness

Following a car accident in which you hit your head, it’s important to seek medical attention. A concussion, as well as some other injuries, may not become apparent until later on. Long-term consequences of these injuries might include speech impairment, vertigo, and loss of motor skills.

You can be prescribed physical and occupational treatment for several months if your medical team concludes that you have had a concussion. The cost of this might vary greatly based on your insurance.

What action should I take next?

The next step after learning that you have a concussion from an automobile accident is to seek assistance with your claim. Seeking legal guidance can help you to handle any unexpected issues and to effectively manage insurance matters while you recover.