A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can occur in an automobile accident, or from another impact to the head. A concussion occurs when the brain is shaken inside the skull. Many concussions are minor and most people with concussions will fully recover within a few days. However, some concussions are severe and can leave their victims with lifelong health problems.
It’s not always clear when a concussions has occurred. Many people who have concussions don’t lose consciousness and don’t have any visible injuries. Some symptoms of concussions include a change in thinking patterns, mood swings, problems with sleep, headaches, nausea, dizziness, and a sensitivity to light.
Concussions can occur in very minor accidents in which the person involved didn’t know they were injured. However, a diagnosis and treatment of a concussion is crucial. Concussions can also occur in accidents that were a little more serious – many people assume if they walk away from the accident without any bleeding or broken bones, they are fine. If a traumatic brain injury has occurred, immediate treatment is necessary.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of head injuries, such as concussions. Fortunately, most people recover quickly and completely. That is not always the case though. If you are involved in an automobile accident in which there is any possibility you suffered a head injury, seek medical treatment immediately. A brain injury is not something that can wait.
After seeking medical treatment, get in touch with us at the The Barber Law Firm to get a free legal session.