Posted on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 6:24 pm    

Head injuries are common car accident injuries. There are a variety of head injuries that a person might suffer because of a traffic accident, including concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), skull fractures, bleeding, and penetrating brain injuries. Concussions can often go unnoticed because some of the symptoms of a concussion can be overlooked or associated with other injuries.

It is important to understand the signs of a concussion and seek immediate medical treatment for a concussion after a car crash. Prompt medical treatment of head injuries can help reduce the risk of some complications and further damage.

Seven Signs You Might Have a Concussion After a Car Accident

Symptoms of a concussion can take several hours or days to develop. A person injured in a car crash might not be immediately aware that he or she sustained a concussion. Concussion symptoms can vary from person to person, depending on the severity of the head injury and the person.

Seven common signs that indicate you might have sustained a concussion and need to see a doctor as soon as possible include:

1.  Loss of Consciousness — If you lose consciousness after a crash, see a doctor immediately. However, it is important to remember that you can sustain a severe head injury without losing consciousness.

2.  Feeling Nauseous — Being nauseated or vomiting after a car accident could indicate a concussion, especially if the symptoms do not go away or increase in severity.

3.  Headaches — Headaches are another common concussion symptom. They can increase in severity or continue as a dull, persistent ache. Blurry vision, along with a headache, in an indication you should see a doctor immediately.

4.  Ringing in the Ears and Seeing Stars — Many individuals who sustain a concussion report “seeing stars” and hearing ringing in their ears.

5.  Disruption in Sleep Patterns — Sleeping too much or being unable to sleep can indicate a concussion or other head injury after a car accident.

6.  Amnesia or Confusion — If you experience periods of confusion or you have amnesia, see a doctor immediately. Forgetting names, dates, or having difficulty concentrating can all be signs of a head injury.

7.  Changes in Mood or Personality — It can be easy to pass off changes in mood after an accident to stress and anxiety. However, changes in personality and mood are another common sign that you could have sustained a head injury because of the accident.

Seeking Medical Treatment for a Concussion

While many individuals recover fully from a concussion after a car accident, some cases can result in permanent impairments or disabilities. You cannot be sure of the severity of a head injury until a medical professional performs a complete evaluation and medical examination. Without a medical evaluation, your head injury could lead to more severe consequences.

Seeking medical treatment for head injuries after a car accident helps reduce the risk that you might develop serious complications and conditions related to brain injuries. It also helps document your injuries from the car accident for a personal injury claim. To recover compensation for your injuries, we must prove the injuries were sustained in the crash. Delays in medical treatment make that task more difficult.

Contact a Sacramento Brain Injury Attorney for Help

If you sustained a brain injury in a car accident, we can help. Contact our office for a free consultation with one of our Sacramento brain injury lawyers.

Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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