Know the Signs of a Concussion after a Car or Truck Accident
Car or truck accidents can be so sudden, leaving you in such a state of shock, that it is not always obvious you have experienced any sort of concussion or head trauma. There might not even be a physical mark in the event of a concussion, such as a bruise or a cut, but there can be unseen injuries. It is imperative that you understand the symptoms of concussion following an accident so that you will know whether you need to seek medical assistance.
Signs of a Mild Concussion:
Possible signs of a mild concussion that will require doctor examination and care include, but are not limited to:
- memory loss;
- loss of consciousness; and
Signs of a Moderate to Severe Concussion:
If you have sustained a more severe concussion, the symptoms will often manifest in the same way but will be more severe. Symptoms, among others, include:
- persistent headache that does not diminish with over the counter medication;
- frequent vomiting that prevents you from holding food down;
- confusion to the extent that it is noticeable to others as well as prolonged;
- unconsciousness for a long period of time;
- dilated pupils;
- difficulty walking or muscle weakness; and
- sleep disturbances.
When to See a Doctor
It is always wise to see a doctor if you have been in an accident that could have impacted your head, even if you do not immediately feel pain or other symptoms in the aftermath of the accident. If you begin to notice any of the symptoms described above, immediately seek medical care. If your loved one exhibits any substantial changes in his or her physical, behavioral, cognitive or emotional state, be sure that they receive prompt medical treatment.
Concussions are one of the most common types of head injuries suffered by car or truck accident victims. While mild concussions can heal without much treatment and do not have long term effects, more severe concussions can be life threatening. Any concussion sufferer must be seen by a doctor and monitored for a worsening of their condition. Further head injury during the period while a concussion is healing can result in death or severe and sometimes permanent injury. Your doctor will be able to advise you as to proper concussion care and ensure that your head injury heals as quickly and fully as possible.
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 35 Years of Experience to Work on Your Case!
Head trauma is a serious injury that can result in long term harm or even death. If you have experienced a head injury in a car or truck accident, the Atlanta Truck and Automobile Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Our firm has over 35 years of experience representing injured car and truck accident victims and accept cases across Georgia and in the Southeast. Prompt action is vital to the success of your automobile accident or truck accident case. As such, do not delay in seeking legal assistance as your time to file a personal injury claim after your accident is limited.
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