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Suffering a concussion after a car accident

On Behalf of | Jul 25, 2023 | Automobile Accidents

Car accidents in California can often lead to very serious injuries including mild to severe concussions. Concussions can be so subtle that you don’t immediately suffer symptoms. Failure to recognize the signs and get them checked out can be detrimental to your health. Learn more about concussion symptoms

Concussions are more serious than you think

Concussions have long been one of the most common car accident injuries. Concussions are commonly the result of an abrupt impact that causes a whiplash motion in the neck, propelling the head forward and potentially colliding with the steering wheel or dashboard. This can result in the brain rebounding off the front of the skull and ricocheting off the back, resulting in injury.

The symptoms you experience after a concussion may take hours, days, or even weeks to show up and the symptoms may not present at the same time. You may at first be simply suffering from a bit of nausea or headaches then the injury can start to manifest itself, and symptoms become more concerning.

What are the most common concussion symptoms?

Collisions, either in a vehicle, sports injury or even a fall can cause a concussion, a form of traumatic brain injury, to occur. Understanding the symptoms of a concussion and when to seek additional assistance for treatment is important for your health. The most common symptoms of a concussion may include:

  • Severe and chronic headaches, dizziness, and nausea
  • Inability to remember things or focus on the task at hand
  • Increased drowsiness or other changes in your sleep habits
  • Wide dilation of your pupils that results in extreme sensitivity to light
  • Slurring of your speech

When in a car accident and you have pain in the neck or head, it is important to seek medical attention to rule out concussions. Concussion symptoms can be easily missed and must be reported when a diagnosis has been made to file a claim to recover your medical costs. To learn more, please feel free to contact us at The Law Office of Aman N. Shah.