Concussions from Car Crashes
Concussions are one of the more serious and common injuries that drivers and passengers suffer in an accident. Roughly 20% of all hospitalizations for traumatic brain injuries come from car crashes. Besides having potential long-lasting impacts, concussions are not always apparent at the time of the accident. In the meantime, you are walking around and living your life with an untreated brain injury that could cause long-term damage.
Concussions usually happen when your head makes contact with something like an airbag or steering wheel. However, you do not always need for your head to strike something. Most often, you suffer a concussion from whiplash, which is one of the most common car accident injuries. Your head snapping forward would cause the injury when your brain moves inside your skull.
What to Look Out For
Here are some common signs that you have suffered a concussion that you should be alert for right after the accident:
- Ringing in the ears
- Dizziness or the feeling of spinning
- Trouble sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
If you feel any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately. If your symptoms go untreated for too long, the risk of long-term damage increases. In the meantime, the insurance company may not fully pay for your injuries if a failure to get treatment worsens your injury.
The best thing is to get treatment at the scene of the accident, but symptoms are not apparent immediately. It is always a good idea to get a full medical evaluation after a car accident to diagnose all of your injuries.
Experienced Beverly Hills Car Accident Lawyers
Contact the attorneys at Jalilvand Law at 310.478.5800 or message us online if you have been in an accident and want to know your legal rights.