Concussions: A Silent, But Serious Accident Injury
Getting into an accident can significantly impact many aspects of your life. Depending on the type and severity of your accident, you can suffer a number of different injuries. One of the most serious types of injuries you can suffer in an accident, especially a motor vehicle accident, is a head injury. And of these types of head injuries, concussions are the most common.
You should always treat head injuries with caution due to their location. As such, if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving possible injury to the head, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. You or a loved one should see a doctor even if you believe you have not suffered any head injuries because you are asymptomatic. Symptoms of certain head injuries may not surface until several days or even weeks after the accident.
Common Signs of Concussions and Other Head Injuries
Simple concussions generally heal on their own. However, more complicated head and brain injuries can be serious and may require immediate and extensive medical treatment. There are certain “danger signs” which could point to a serious head injury. If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms after an accident, it is imperative to immediately consult with a physician:
- Seizures or convulsions
- Headaches that worsen instead of going away
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty with balance, coordination or sensations and feelings
These signs constitute immediate risk and should be treated most seriously. However, there are other symptoms that are often associated with a concussion that may indicate a less serious head injury, including:
- Neck pain
- Lack of energy
- Difficulty sleeping
Serious Head Injuries Require Serious Attorneys
If you suffered a head injury in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. One of the most important steps you need to take to protect your legal rights and ensure you receive full compensation is to speak with an experienced Los Angeles head injury attorney. A good attorney will know the steps you need to take to seek the right medical treatment, as well as getting the maximum damages from the at-fault party.
Call a Los Angeles Head Injury Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our injured clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and suffered any type of head injury, our experienced Los Angeles 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.