Concussions may seem like nothing more than a minor inconvenience, it’s important to recognize that concussions can, indeed, be very serious. They can be so serious that they cause permanent injury to the brain. A recent study involving driving simulators and people who had concussions show that even after taking time to recover from their concussions, they still had slower response times behind the wheel.
How Are Concussions Caused in a Car Accident?
A concussion is trauma to the brain. In a car accident, a concussion can happen because you hit your head or something hits you in the head. That being said, a concussion can also occur from the impact of the car accident. As your head whips forward, backward, or even side to side, your brain can move inside of the skull. Regardless of how the concussion happens, it can be very serious.
Because of potential seriousness of a concussion, it is critical to understand the symptoms of this type of head injury. To start, you don’t have to lose consciousness. In fact, most people don’t. Symptoms of a concussion include:
- confusion, and/or
- blurred vision
It is important to seek medical assistance as soon as possible if you’re involved in a car accident. Getting medical treatment is the best way to be diagnosed and observed if you have a concussion.
Were You Diagnosed with a Concussion After a Car Accident?
If you were diagnosed with a concussion after a car accident, you should contact a qualified Woodland Hills accident attorney who can evaluate your case. Depending on the facts surrounding the accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Without a lawyer by your side, the insurance companies involved may move fast to settle the case. Don’t sign anything until you talk to a lawyer. Your case could be worth more than what the insurance company offers you. Often, settlement agreements with insurance companies take away your righto sue after you sign it. You could also lose your ability to get financial compensation in the future if your concussion causes permanent problems.
If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion in an accident, contact attorney Barry P. Goldberg for a free, no obligation consultation.