Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 6:20 am    

Head injuries are common in car accidents. The force of the impact causes your body to be thrown forward so that your head strikes the steering wheel or the dashboard. A side impact can result in your head hitting the window or doorframe. Even if your head does not strike an object, you could suffer brain damage from the force of the impact causing your brain to move violently within your skull.

Common Signs of a Concussion

If you or your child was in a car accident, you should be aware of some of the common signs of a concussion. Concussion symptoms include:

  • Loss of coordination or dizziness
  • Unconsciousness or drowsiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Vomiting and/or nausea
  • Headaches that increase in severity or persistence
  • Numbness or weakness
  • Enlarged pupils
  • Unusual behavior, agitation, or restlessness
  • Confusion or difficulty recognizing people or things

The above list is not an exhaustive list of concussion symptoms, just some of the more common signs of a concussion. For a full list of concussion symptoms and what you should be looking for after an accident, visit the website for the Centers for Disease Control or the Mayo Clinic.

Because a concussion can be life-threatening, it is always in your best interest to seek immediate medical attention following any accident. Even if you do not think you hit your head and you did not lose consciousness, you could still suffer a concussion in an accident. The sooner you seek medical attention for a head injury, the better your chance of recovery.

Damages in A Concussion Case

When an accident victim suffers a concussion, the damages can be quite substantial. While most concussions are minor and the victim fully recovers, some accident victims suffer permanent disabilities from a concussion. Because the brain controls all bodily functions, the long-term damage caused by a concussion can be devastating. Furthermore, it can be very costly in terms of lost wages, medical care, and personal care.

Brain injury patients can suffer a variety of impairments in language, sensation, and thinking. Some brain injury patients also suffer from emotional problems such as aggression, anxiety, depression, and personality changes. In addition to problems with memory, reasoning, communication, sight, and balance, a person suffering from brain damage can also suffer from seizures and may have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease with age.

A personal injury lawsuit cannot change the past; however, it can provide financial compensation that allows you to pay for medical and personal care. Brain injury cases can be very complex and difficult to litigate. Therefore, you want an experienced Sacramento personal injury attorney to help you.

Call Our Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you suffered an injury or your loved one suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident, we want to hear from you. Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers have the experience, skills, and resources you want on your side when fighting for your right to receive full compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages.

For a free case evaluation and free legal consultation, contact the Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by chatting with a representative on our website. We are available 24/7 online for your convenience.

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