Concussion: A common car accident injury

If you strike your head with great force, the potential of suffering a concussion is very real. This is a serious brain injury that causes a variety of symptoms and calls for professional medical treatment.

The most common physical symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in the ears

Along with this, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss

In some people, the symptoms of a concussion present immediately. However, this doesn't always happen, with other people not feeling the impact of the injury for several hours (or longer).

Since it's possible for concussion symptoms to lie dormant, it's critical to receive medical treatment even if you're not yet feeling poorly. With the proper testing, such as a CT scan and MRI, your doctor can determine if you have a concussion or a more serious injury.

What's next?

If you're diagnosed with a concussion, your doctor may admit you to the hospital for overnight observation. It's important to ensure that your symptoms don't worsen and that you're able to fall asleep and wake up as intended.

From there, your recovery typically consists of plenty of rest and sleep, reduced physical and mental activity and pain relief measures.

As you begin your path toward a full recovery, you should take some time to file an insurance claim, review the police report and better understand what you can do to obtain compensation for your injuries, medical bills, property damage and other losses.

You've suffered a serious injury, so don't hesitate to consider the best way to hold the at-fault party responsible.

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