Levels of Concussion Sustained by Car Accident Victims
Head injuries are some of the most common injuries sustained in a car accident. Drivers and passengers are at risk of head injuries if their head hits any surface during the accident, which could include the steering wheel, dash, front or side windows, seat backs, and more. Sometimes, car accident victims will sustain a concussion even if their head does not hit anything due to the force of the crash. While seat belts and airbags can reduce your chance of sustaining a concussion, thousands annually continue to experience head injuries in car accidents across Georgia and the rest of the country.
At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our automobile accident attorneys understand that concussion injuries can be quite severe. Concussion sufferers are often forced to take considerable time off work and assessing these injuries can result in considerable medical bills. As such, our firm takes these injuries seriously and will diligently fight to obtain a full recovery for any car accident victims suffering from a head injury.
Symptoms of a Concussion
If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important that you recognize the symptoms of a concussion so that you obtain the medical treatment you need. Concussion symptoms include, but are not limited to:
• Memory loss
• Slurring speech
• Difficulty concentrating
• Sensitivity to light
The Three Grades of Concussion
There are three main grades of concussion, outlined below:
Grade 1 (Mild): Grade 1 concussions are the most minor, symptoms of a mild concussion will generally last for 15 minutes or less. Car accident victims will not lose consciousness and mild concussions usually resolve on their own.
Grade 2 (Moderate): Car accident victims who sustain a moderate concussion will not lose consciousness, but symptoms will continue for longer than 15 minutes. Suffers could continue to experience symptoms for some time to come. This type of concussion should be evaluated, but treatment will depend upon individual factors and your doctor's approach.
Grade 3 (Severe): Car accident victims who are knocked unconscious during the accident have likely sustained a Grade 3 concussion, which is the most severe. These concussions require immediate medical attention. Car accident victims knocked unconscious will typically be evaluated using an MRI or CT scan so that the doctor can assess the degree of their injuries.
Obtaining Compensation for Your Concussion Injuries
If you have sustained a concussion injury in a car crash, consult with a personal injury attorney right away. Concussion injuries can lead to significant medical bills and long term effects depending upon the severity of the head injury. Your attorney will examine the facts and circumstances of your case as well as take the necessary steps to protect your rights.
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 30 Years of Experience to Work on Your Personal Injury Case!
If you or a loved one is injured in a car or other accident involving negligence, the Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Our law firm provides essential assistance to accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. We have over 30 years of experience and strive to provide you with the outstanding representation you need to mount your strongest case. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.