Were you recently in a car accident and suffered from a concussion?
In this article, we will discuss the seriousness of concussions, common symptoms and what you should do.
Let’s get started:
Concussions from a car accident should be taken seriously
Concussions are the most common kind of head injury, affecting millions of people in the US every year.
Known as a mild traumatic brain injury, concussions are generally caused by bumps, blows or jolts to the head or body, causing the brain to move in the skull and affect normal brain functionality.
While frequently associated with sports-related accidents, they can also be caused by assaults, car accidents, slip and falls and falling objects.
Depending on the extent of the injury and the quality of care received, consequences can range from mild discomfort to severe and long-term health problems.
What to do if you have signs of concussion after a car accident?
If you suffered a concussion after a car accident, follow these steps:
- Examine yourself right away: When it comes to treating a concussion, the sooner a patient obtains proper diagnostic testing and medical care, the better their chances of having a good functional recovery as well as ruling out potentially more serious and permanent damage.If you’ve been injured, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This will help ensure that you get the care you need and can start on the road to a full recovery. As an injury lawyer, We always advise people that this is the best course of action.
- Seek medical treatment, and receive a referral for the most appropriate diagnostic imaging to detect and diagnose this damage.
- Documenting early can help avoid any future problems with your insurance company. Make sure you keep all your information and paperwork up to date. This is especially important if you ever need to make a claim. A health insurance company or a No-Fault insurance company will believe you if you have valid medical documentation, such as an emergency room visit or as soon as feasible with your family doctor, proving that the accident was the reason for this injury.
- A clear temporal relationship between a collision and the documentation of treatment for a condition or injury may assist your lawyer in obtaining a full and fair legal settlement for your accident.
- If there is a very serious injury and If you don’t get treatment as soon as possible, it can result in long-term agony and disability. The best course of action is to speak with an attorney who specializes in car accident cases. Concussions can be very serious injuries, and an experienced lawyer will be able to help you understand your legal options and seek the compensation you deserve.
- Inform your auto insurance company about your concussion after a car accident.
- Until you have talked with an experienced attorney who is looking out for your interests, do not sign any settlements, releases, or waivers that are presented to you by your auto insurance company, the at-fault driver’s auto insurer or any other insurance companies or persons.
Can you sue for a concussion after a car accident?
Yes. If your auto insurance company refuses to pay for or ends your No-Fault benefits following a vehicle accident due to a concussion you have suffered and may be continuing to experience, you can sue for unpaid.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be able to sue the at-fault driver for pain and suffering compensation.
This type of compensation can help pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages related to your injuries.
Symptoms of Concussions
The short-term symptoms of a concussion may include brief loss of consciousness, memory loss and blurred vision. In mild cases, these symptoms should fade with time. Sadly, not all those who suffer a concussion are as fortunate. Some develop additional problems over time, including:
- Persistent memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Nausea and fatigue
- Hypersensitivity to light
- Increased irritation and aggression
- Post-concussive syndrome (headaches that last weeks or months after the injury)
- Increased risk for cumulative concussion syndrome (severe medical and psychological problems caused by multiple concussions)
When symptoms like these persist, they can significantly interfere with your overall quality of life.
Fortunately, help is available to you.
For 40+ years, our Florida injury lawyers will work hard to win the compensation you need for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and potentially more.
How to make a claim
Pursuing justice when you are already coping with the consequences of a serious head injury can be frustrating.
Our attorneys can provide the experience and guidance you need to efficiently seek fair compensation.