Let’s start with this – if you have been in a car accident, go get yourself checked out right away, even if you don’t feel like you’ve been hurt. A concussion can happen with no blow to the head and no loss of consciousness, and it can be very deceptive. The injury itself, not to mention the adrenaline rush from being involved in a crash, can completely short-circuit your ability to perceive the fact that you are hurt. In most cases the remedy is just getting plenty of rest, but in some cases the damage continues to progress, and you can suffer from life-long effects. In rare cases, a seemingly minor brain injury can progress to a fatal injury over the course of a few days.
Symptoms of Concussion
Whether you skipped the visit to the emergency room, or you went in and were sent home with a clean bill of health, you need to be aware of these symptoms of concussion:
- Memory loss
- Mental confusion or fogginess
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty waking up
- Loss of coordination
- Ringing ears
- Repeating yourself
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty understand speech or finding words
What to Do
If you experience symptoms of concussion, seek medical attention. Do not try to drive. Stay off of ladders. Go get yourself checked out. Concussion is often overlooked by doctors and patients alike. The injury and the symptoms can continue to evolve.
To learn more about concussion after a car accident, and how you can recover full compensation for your injuries, call the Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin at 503-239-1910 or email us today and schedule your free initial consultation.