The sound of screeching tires, the crash of cars colliding, and the smell of burnt rubber is the last memories he has before he is knocked unconscious in a traffic accident. Although he wakes up thirty seconds later, the unseen damage is already done. While he feels groggy and has a slight headache, he decides that he doesn’t need to get checked out. Later that night, his vision blurs for a few moments, but he mistakes it for tiredness. Now, this man has overlooked concussion symptoms on three separate occasions, and this could put him in a life-threatening scenario.
Concussions & Accidents
The scenario above is a dramatization of what occurs on a daily basis: accident-related concussions. When an accident occurs, the force of the impact can cause someone’s head to strike a part of their car, resulting in a severe concussion.
The tricky thing about diagnosing a concussion is that symptoms could appear hours or days after the accident. Delayed symptoms are the reason why accident victims must be vigilant in comparing their symptoms to the following concussion-related complications.
Common immediate symptoms of accident-related concussions include:
- Blacking out
- Confusion concerning the events of the accident
- Ear ringing
- Fatigue and tiredness
These symptoms typically appear immediately after a concussion occurs. If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms after an accident, it is critical that you visit a doctor to ensure that you are all right.
Other concussion symptoms may not show until hours or days after the accident. If you or a loved one experience any of the following symptoms later on after an accident, you should make an appointment with a medical professional as soon as possible.
Common delayed symptoms of accident-related concussions include:
- Emotional frustration
- Memory problems
- Light sensitivity
- Blurred vision
- Trouble Sleeping
- Taste or smell changes
- Psychological complications
Financial Recovery After a Concussion
If you or a loved one receive a concussion in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to just compensation by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Our car accident attorneys can help you fight for medical bill payments and other accident-related damages.
Call (877) 661-9900 now for a free consultation concerning your case!