One of the most common injuries experienced by victims of car and truck accidents is a concussion.
Whether caused by the violent shaking of your head and upper body, or your head actually hitting the steering wheel or dashboard, a concussion is a Traumatic Brain Injury that requires immediate medical attention.
Keep in mind that injuries can sometimes take a while to reveal themselves. That’s why it’s vital you see a doctor immediately after an accident so that a full medical exam can reveal any hidden injuries.
Classic telltale signs that you may have a concussion include:
For children and older adults, concussions can sometimes be diagnosed only after a series of medical tests.
In a word, yes. The brain is an extremely complex organ, so any injury to it should be taken very seriously
Although they are rarely life-threatening, concussion symptoms can last for days, weeks or much longer. In fact, the longer the symptoms continue, the more intense they can be.
For example, the long-term side effects of a concussion can include:
A University of Utah Health study confirmed that if you’ve experienced more than one concussion in your life, the long-term effects are more likely.
As mentioned above, seeing a doctor right after your accident in crucial – especially if you eventually file a personal injury claim.
Being seen by a doctor helps you in a number of ways.
The financial compensation from a personal injury claim can be used to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, any limited ability to earn a living – and more.
Here at Barber & Associates, we’ve recovered millions for Alaskans who have been injured by someone else.
For a free consultation, call us at 907-276-5858 or send an email.
Barber & Associates, LLC has recovered more than 45 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for Injured Alaskans.
Auto accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of how defensive someone may be behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has been harmed in such an incident, you have legal rights and options that need to be explored.