Can a concussion be caused by a rear-end collision, and if so, what are the symptoms to look out for?

Yes, a concussion can be caused by a rear-end collision. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when the head is hit or jolted, causing the brain to move within the skull. In a rear-end collision, the sudden jolt of the head and neck can cause the brain to hit the inside of the skull, resulting in a concussion. Here are some of the symptoms to look out for if you think you may have suffered a concussion in a rear-end collision:

  • Headache: A headache is a common symptom of a concussion, and may range from mild to severe.
  • Dizziness: Feeling dizzy or lightheaded can be a symptom of a concussion, as can difficulty with balance or coordination.
  • Nausea or vomiting: If you feel sick to your stomach or vomit after a rear-end collision, it may be a sign of a concussion.
  • Confusion or disorientation: If you feel confused or disoriented after a rear-end collision, it may be a symptom of a concussion.
  • Sensitivity to light or noise: Sensitivity to light or noise is another common symptom of a concussion.
  • Memory loss: You may have trouble remembering things that happened before or after the rear-end collision if you have suffered a concussion.

If you experience any of these symptoms after a rear-end collision, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A healthcare professional can diagnose a concussion and provide the appropriate treatment. Treatment for a concussion may include rest, medication, and therapy.

If you have suffered a concussion in a rear-end collision, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options. The Ruth Law Team has extensive experience representing clients who have suffered from TBIs, and we can work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at (888) 783-8378 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your personal injury case. Please note that the answers for each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.

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