Post Collision Concussions? Seek an Attorney!
Head concussions are not uncommon during a car accident. They are caused by inertia, because even though the car stops immediately upon collision, your brain does not, and that can cause a swift and severe trauma to the brain.
A concussion is when your brain moves within your skull and causes a momentary lapse in the electrical activity of the cells. If that occurs, it can lead to malfunction or disruption in the activity of your brain for a period of time. Known by physicians as a condition called ‘minor brain injury,’ up until recently, not much was understood about the long-term effects of such an immediate and severe injury to the head. The symptoms of a concussion typically show shortly after the trauma. Although most concussions resolve within a couple of months, when they continue past that time, the diagnosis changes to, post-concussion syndrome, which can be a serious condition.
Post Car Accident Concussion Symptoms can Include:
- Loss of memory
- Loss of consciousness
- Anxiety / Depression
- Disturbance of vision
- Problems with mental processing
- Sensitivity to light
- Sensitivity to sound
Post-Concussion syndrome is typically diagnosed as a result of the concussion symptoms not resolving within a few months. That can pose a problem for someone who has not sought out medical care.
As time progresses, the incidence of a concussion can become more pronounced and limit your capabilities. It is important to seek prompt medical care if you suspect that you have a concussion. The CDC can provide more information on mild traumatic brain injury prevention, symptoms and laws.
If you think that you may have sustained a concussion during a car accident, it is important for you to get medical care and the advice of a legal representative immediately following the incident. If you wait too long, proving that the damage is related to the car incident may be difficult, and then you will have no way to get the financial help you need.