Concussions are a common, but serious, injury following most accidents, especially motor vehicle accidents. Regardless of whether you have been injured in an automobile accident, bicycle accident or a pedestrian-related accident, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention, even if your head didn’t make contact with anything. Your head does not have to hit anything in order for you to suffer a concussion. Since concussions are the most common types of traumatic brain injuries caused from motor vehicle accidents, it is imperative that you are closely monitored.
What Is a Concussion?
Despite what most people think, a concussion can be a serious injury. A concussion is a type of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that is caused by some type of trauma to the head, such as a blow, jolt or bump. This sudden movement can cause the brain to move or twist inside the skull, stretching and damaging the brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain. Although concussions are commonly referred to as a mild type of TBI and not life threatening, it can nevertheless have adverse effects on the victim’s life.
It is not always easy to detect a concussion. You do not have to lose consciousness or pass out in order to suffer a concussion. Common symptoms of a concussion can last for hours, days, weeks or even months and include:
- Headache or a feeling of pressure in your head
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Confusion or feeling dazed
- Amnesia about the traumatic event that resulted in the concussion
- Ringing in the ears
- Slurred speech
- Having a delayed response to questions
Symptoms of a concussion may not be apparent or may take some time to surface. As such, if you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. Head trauma can be serious, especially if not properly diagnosed and treated in a timely manner.
Call a Los Angeles Concussion Injury Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our clients with traumatic head injuries reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered any head trauma, such as a concussion, in an accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, our experienced Los Angeles concussion 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.