Memory Loss After a Car Accident


December 20, 2015

If you have suffered from any type of head injury during a car accident, you might experience memory loss following the accident. Memory loss could include difficulty remembering names or events. Any type of memory loss which accompanies a head trauma is a sign of a severe head injury and should be taken seriously. The following is a look at head injuries and memory loss after a car accident, and what you should do.

Memory Loss Symptoms

Your head is a sensitive part of the body that makes it particularly susceptible to injury in a car accident or other type of accident involving force. Head injuries, unlike broken bones, are difficult to diagnose and treat. Doctors evaluate head injuries using an array of computerized scans, including MRI and CT scans. The following symptoms can be an indication of head trauma:

Non-neurological Symptoms:
• Blurred vision
• Neck pain
• Chronic headaches
• Ringing in the ears
• Nausea
• Dizziness
• Loss of balance
• Loss of sense of smell or taste
• Extreme fatigue

Neurological Symptoms:
• Anxiety
• Confusion
• Difficulty remembering
• Diminished concentration
• Inability to focus
• Delayed reaction time
• Depression

Treating Memory Loss

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident and now experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, it is important to visit a qualified medical professional right away. Your doctor will help to diagnose your injury and place you on the path to a physical recovery.

Curing memory loss stemming from a head injury will require a multi-faceted approach. First, your doctor will likely recommend that you give your brain time to rest. Returning to work or other activities too soon can increase your confusion and add to your recovery time.

Memory can also be taught by practicing memory techniques. Your doctor might recommend that you perform some memory assisting games or tasks to help strengthen your ability to concentrate. Depending upon the severity of your head injury, your physician might recommend that you seek treatment from a recovery therapist or program with specific experience in head injuries and memory loss. Your therapist can assist in developing strategies to improve your memory and aid in the healing of your head injury.

Anyone who has suffered a head injury in a car accident will need to consult with a licensed automobile accident attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will examine your potential accident case and uncover whether you have the right to file a claim against the at-fault driver. You should be able to obtain compensation for your medical expenses and rehabilitation costs related to your memory loss.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Georgia Auto Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one is injured in an automobile accident, the Georgia Auto Accident 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.

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Category: Auto Accidents

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