September 23, 2021 | Car Accidents
Vehicle accidents often result in relatively minor injuries. However, we find that individuals often write concussions off as something minor, when the reality is that a concussion can lead to significant impacts on a crash victim’s life. Here, we want to discuss how often car accidents lead to concussions as well as the most common concussion symptoms that you need to be aware of. In many cases, concussions are the first sign that there is an underlying serious traumatic brain injury that needs to be dealt with.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that a concussion is a traumatic brain injury and can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body. When most people think of concussions, they think of the head actually striking a fixed object. Yes, this can certainly cause a concussion, but individuals can also sustain any injuries if their body is rapidly jerked back and forth, similar to the motion that occurs in a vehicle accident.
Often, the signs of a concussion are not immediately apparent after a vehicle accident occurs. No matter how an individual feels after an accident occurs, they need to seek medical care for an evaluation just in case. Additionally, any individual who begins to experience any of these following symptoms after an accident should suspect a concussion and seek medical care immediately:
In most situations, individuals who sustain a concussion will be able to make a full recovery after following a treatment plan from their doctor. However, when a concussion is untreated, this could lead to the worsening of a brain injury.
Most modern vehicles have various safety features in place to prevent concussions from occurring in the event a collision does happen.
If you have sustained a concussion in a vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you need to contact a skilled Austin car accident attorney as soon as possible who can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering losses, and more.