When you’re involved in a car accident, generally the car comes to a sudden and abrupt halt. The way that this moves your head and neck can easily cause whiplash and concussion, or other head trauma. This is one of the most deadly things that can happen to you in a car accident because of the fragile nature of the brain, head, neck, and spinal cord. After you’ve been in an accident, you should always have your injuries assessed by a medical professional for a couple of different reasons. First, you never know how your body will respond to the accident. There could be problems that don’t show any symptoms directly following an accident. Second, it’s a lot easier to make insurance claims if you have medical information to back them up. Going directly to the hospital to have an assessment will help you recover fair and adequate compensation for your accident. Even before seeking medical treatment, it’s advisable to know what the symptoms of head trauma are.
- Headache – Not just your normal headache, but one that starts out bad and gets progressively worse. Never ignore this type of headache, as it could mean more than just a concussion. Terrible headaches and dilated pupils are a sign of possible blood clot in the brain.
- Difficulty Concentrating – It can be difficult to concentrate or think clearly after an accident simply because you’re in shock, but you shouldn’t brush it off as shock before getting checked by a medical professional. It could be much worse than you expect.
- Dizziness – This includes feeling lightheaded and having the urge to vomit. If you have all three of these things together, you almost definitely have suffered a concussion and should have it treated immediately.
- Increased Sensitivity – If light and sounds starts to bother you that didn’t used to bother you or if you get a headache from even the faintest lights or sounds, you should be checked for head trauma.
You should report any irregular symptoms that occur after a car accident, whether you think they’re associated with head trauma or not. You want to make sure that you can leave a hospital with a clean bill of health and that insurance has all of the details of the accident and the resulting injuries. It will aide you in putting your case together. If you have any questions about car accident resultant injuries, give Bruce Robinson & Associates a call. They can help you identify your best course of action with insurance and in court, if necessary. For a free and confidential consultation, contact Bruce Robinson & Associates at 410-844-0235 or click today.