It is imperative that you be on the lookout for a potential head injury after a car accident, even if you believe you have not been injured in this way. While some head injuries are obvious, others are much more subtle.
This means that brain injuries or concussions can go undiagnosed because you either don’t see a doctor or because the doctor you visit doesn’t know you well enough to see the symptoms. In either case, it is imperative for you or your family members to look for the symptoms of a brain injury after a car accident so that you can convey this accurately to doctors. Some of the most clear symptoms of a head or brain injury after a car accident include sadness, difficulty concentrating, feeling slowed down, difficulty thinking clearly, sleeping more or less than usual, irritability and headaches or blurry vision. If you find yourself experiencing any of these after a car accident, do not hesitate to get medical attention.
Head and brain injuries can be very complex and also can lead to other potential medical implications for your life. Knowing how to get help and the importance of getting help as quickly as possible could even save your life or prevent a mild injury from becoming more serious.
Even if you suspect that you have not been the victim of a head injury, it is better to be safe than sorry and get yourself checked out after a car accident, as head injuries are some of the most common ones that victims suffer after an accident.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines