Posted on Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 12:31 am    

Concussions are common car accident injuries. A concussion can result from a blow to the head, such as hitting your head on the steering wheel, window, or dashboard. It can also occur if your head is struck by an object flying around in the vehicle. In some cases, a concussion may occur from your head being violently whipped back and forth during the initial impact (whiplash). Regardless of the cause, a concussion can result in long-term impairments and complications. A Sacramento accident attorney can help you file a claim to recover compensation for your concussion injury.

When Should I Be Concerned About My Car Accident Concussion Symptoms?

A concussion can range from mild to severe. Mild concussions typically heal within a few weeks, but you should always be checked by a physician even if you don’t believe the concussion is serious. Only a physician can determine the severity of a head injury after a car accident.

Symptoms of a concussion may include:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headache
  • Slurred speech
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion or the appearance of being dazed
  • Fatigue
  • Ringing in the ears

Other symptoms may develop over a few hours or days, such as problems with sleep, concentration, memory, sensitivity to light or sound, irritability, and depression.

If your concussion symptoms persist, you develop additional symptoms, or the symptoms grow worse, you need to see a doctor immediately. Concussion symptoms that do not go away or worsen could be a sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other severe brain injury.

A neurologist may need to perform one or more diagnostic tests to determine the severity of the brain injury. Once the injury is diagnosed, doctors can develop a treatment plan to give the person the best chance of recovery. In cases involving permanent impairment, a treatment plan may include several forms of therapy and treatment that help the person learn to manage the changes that a permanent disability from brain injury can bring to his or her life.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim for Concussion Injuries

Individuals who sustain concussions during a car accident can be at risk for developing chronic symptoms and complications from brain injuries. In severe cases, a person may not be able to work or perform other activities of daily living. Medical care, personal care, and loss of income can be substantial after a brain injury. Filing a personal injury claim can help recover the cost of care for brain injuries. It can also help provide compensation for future care and financial losses.

Additionally, an accident victim may also be entitled to compensation for noneconomic or pain & suffering damages such as physical pain, emotional distress, and a decrease in quality of life.

A Sacramento personal injury lawyer can help you seek the compensation you deserve after a concussion or brain injury.

Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Law Firm for a Free Case Review

Our personal injury legal team helps people who are injured in car accidents in Sacramento and the surrounding areas. Let us take care of the accident investigation and dealing with the insurance company for the other driver while you focus on healing after a car accident.

Contact The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website to schedule a free consultation with one of Sacramento’s best personal injury lawyers.

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