Understanding Post-Concussion Syndrome Caused by a Car Accident
Severe car accidents place a massive amount of force on vehicle occupants’ bodies. Often, the occupants’ heads and necks take the brunt of this force. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are not uncommon in car crashes and truck accidents. Some TBI sufferers are able to walk away from the accident with only mild symptoms. Others, however, face long-term, painful consequences.
Concussions are considered to be mild traumatic brain injuries. While many people only suffer concussion symptoms for a few days, those who develop post-concussion syndrome face lingering symptoms for months or even years. They may be unable to work, complete daily tasks, or even enjoy life because of these debilitating symptoms.
Signs of Post-Concussion Syndrome After an Accident
Concussions most often occur when the brain strikes the inside of the skull due to a force from outside the body. If your head was whipped around or stuck the inside of the vehicle during a car accident, it is very possible you have a concussion. Symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, and confusion are common in concussion victims. However, these symptoms usually go away within a few days of the accident.
Unfortunately, some people experience severe concussion symptoms long after the crash is over. These symptoms may last up to a year. This phenomenon is called post-concussion syndrome or persistent post-concussive syndrome. Its symptoms can include:
Nausea and vomiting vertigo
Ringing in the ears
Sensitivity to noise and light
Memory and concentration problems
These symptoms can be devastating for concussion sufferers.
Seeking Financial Compensation for Damages
Financial compensation from an injury claim cannot take away the anguish of post-concussion symptoms. However, it may provide financial relief for medical bills and other losses. If you or a loved one suffered post-concussion syndrome after being involved in an accident, speak to a personal injury lawyer to find out if you may qualify for financial compensation. You may be entitled to compensation for your doctor’s visits, hospitalization, MRIs, CAT scans, and other medical needs. You may also be able to recover compensation for your lost wages from time off work, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact a New Braunfels Car Accident Lawyer
Car accident injuries can devastate a person’s life. If you or a loved one suffered a concussion or other traumatic brain injury in a crash, contact The Bettersworth Law Firm for help. New Braunfels personal injury attorney James Bettersworth has helped many people in your situation seek financial compensation for their damages.
Call 830-606-0404 today.