Concussions and motor vehicle accidents

On Behalf of | Oct 3, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

If you are involved in an accident and hit your head, you may experience a head injury. A concussion is one of the most common types of heat injuries seen in motor vehicle accidents (MVAs). 

With a concussion, the function of your brain is disrupted. Usually, the impact is temporary and symptoms include headaches, coordination issues and memory problems. However, if you don’t seek medical treatment or fail to follow a doctor’s suggestions regarding treatment, the impact of a concussion can be much more severe and cause long-term problems. 

Symptoms of an MVA-caused concussion

Concussion symptoms after an MVA aren’t always immediately noticeable. In fact, they may even show up days or weeks later. 

Physical indications you may have experienced a concussion include nausea, vomiting, headache, blurry vision, drowsiness or ringing in the ears. You may also feel like you are in a “fog” or experience amnesia about the event that caused the concussion. 

The long-term impact of a concussion

While most concussions will heal and resolve under your doctor’s direction, some can have long-term complications. For example, you may experience post-traumatic headaches, vertigo, or even something caused by the second-impact syndrome. This occurs if you experience another concussion soon after the first. 

You must seek medical treatment after an MVA, even if you don’t feel like you were injured. Doing so will ensure that any issues -including a concussion – are found before they cause more serious problems. 

Concussions and your personal injury lawsuit

If your concussion is caused by an MVA resulting from another driver’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. Knowing your legal rights and having documentation of the concussion will help you get the monetary damages you are entitled to receive.