How Do I Know if I Have a Concussion After a Car Accident?

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When you are involved in a car accident, a rush of adrenaline runs through your body that blocks out some of the pain you are experiencing. This effect can sometimes last for hours or even days, which means you might not even notice the symptoms of a severe injury. Concussions are one particular car accident injury that many people don’t realize they have sustained. Concussions are caused by heavy blows to the head that shake the brain inside the skull.

Although some concussion symptoms are fairly obvious, others are more difficult to spot. Signs of a concussion include:

  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Changes in Personality
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Sensitivity to Light & Noise
  • Slurred Speech

The most noticeable sign of a concussion is when a person keeps losing consciousness. If you hit your head on the windshield or steering wheel and lose consciousness, even for just a few seconds, your brain can suffer severe trauma.

Do not ignore the signs of a concussion, doing so can result in more damage to your brain. If you think you have a concussion after a car accident, you should immediately seek medical treatment. Most doctors recommend limiting activities that require thinking or mental concentration until the concussion symptoms subside. Make sure you follow all of the doctor’s advice to ensure a full recovery.

If you have sustained a concussion as a result of a car accident, you might be entitled to collect compensation for the following damages:

  • Past & Future Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Rehabilitation Expenses
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Pain & Suffering

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers

Have you suffered serious injuries caused by a car accident? You might be entitled to financial compensation. At Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices Law Offices, we are dedicated to helping clients in Chicago secure maximum compensation for their injuries. Let us use our skills and resources to fight for you today.

Call (630) 585-2320 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Chicago.

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