Head injuries, such as concussions, are not uncommon in a car accident or other type of accident. However, in order to successfully claim compensation for these types of injuries, it will first need to be diagnosed and you will need good medical evidence to prove your claim.
What Is a Concussion?
One of the most common types of head injuries car accident victims suffer is a concussion. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). A concussion generally occurs when you have suffered a blow to your head. However, it can also come as a result of your head and upper body violently was shaken.
Most people think concussion happen during sports, such as football or soccer. Despite this misinformation, concussions can also be caused by even the slightest car accident. As such, if you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to look for any signs that may indicate a concussion.
Common Symptoms of Concussion
Most car accident victims who suffer a concussion do not lose consciousness. Signs of a concussion may not be as visible and easy to detect as other injuries. Most of the time, the first people to detect the possibility of a concussion after a car accident, are the accident lawyers.
Common signs of a car accident related concussion include:
– Inability to concentrate
– Impairment of memory
– Impairment of judgment
– Impairment of balance and/or coordination
Once you are diagnosed with a concussion, it is imperative that you get proper medical attention. This is important both for your health and to make a successful personal injury claim against the party who caused the car accident.
If your concussion symptoms last for weeks, months or even a year or more after the initial diagnosis, you may be suffering post-concussion syndrome. About 10% of people who get concussions also suffer from post-concussion syndrome.
The symptoms of post-concussion syndrome are similar to those of concussion. However, a new onset of symptoms is also common. New complications resulting from post-concussion syndrome include:
– Light and noise sensitivity
– Behavioral or emotional changes
Call an Orange County Head Injury Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our injured accident victims and their loved ones reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved has suffered any type of head injury in an accident caused by someone else, our experienced Orange County head injury attorneys are available to personally review your case. Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.