Not all signs and symptoms of injuries suffered in accidents are visible – especially in the immediate aftermath of the car crash. Some injuries may not display symptoms that can readily make you or others realize you have been seriously injured. Concussion and other head injuries are the major types of injuries, especially those suffered in motor vehicle collisions, that may not immediately display visible symptoms. These injuries are often referred to as a silent injury.
As such, if you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to immediately seek medical care and treatment. If you or a loved one notices any sign or symptoms that indicate a possible head injury, you should be extra vigilant to get it checked out as soon as possible.
What Is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of a traumatic brain injury that could result from any type of blow or jolt to the head. When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, even the slightest impact of your head to the seat back rest or to the side window or airbag can result in a concussion or head injury. In fact, your head does not even have to make contact with any part of the vehicle for you to suffer a head injury or concussion. The sudden jolting of your head and neck in the crash can impact the brain mass, causing a concussion.
10 Signs You Have Suffered a Concussion in Your Car Crash
It is important that you seek immediate medical care after a car accident, even if you feel ok. In most cases, you do not need to lose consciousness to suffer a concussion. That is why it is important to get checked out after a crash.
Below are 10 signs you may have suffered a concussion, or other head injury, in your car accident:
- Feeling pressure inside your skull
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Being unexplainably tired
- Feeling dazed
- Vomiting and nausea
- Slurred speech
- Ringing in the ears
- Abnormal depression
- Memory loss
Concussion Diagnosis & Treatment
Getting treated by a doctor after your car crash is not only important to your health and recovery, but also to your car accident claim and lawsuit. Seeking treatment makes it clear that you were concerned about your injuries and provides evidence that you took every step to mitigate your damages by getting the care you needed.
Consult with a Stockton Head Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, or any other type of injury, in a car accident that you believe was caused by the negligent or reckless act of a third party, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Stockton car accident attorney, call the Srai Law Offices today at (209) 323-5558.