What are the Signs of a Concussion After a Car Accident?
Being involved in a car accident can lead to a variety of different injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. Many of these injuries are immediate, while some injuries do not show symptoms for days or weeks following the accident. If you or someone you know was involved in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that affects the way your brain functions. Concussions are caused by a violent blow to the head, a sudden jolt of the head, or by being violently shaken. Although concussions are usually mild, some have the potential of leading to serious, life-threatening health issues. Bleeding in or around the brain is just one result that may be caused by a concussion.
Symptoms of a Concussion
Concussions cause a variety of different symptoms and may look different in children. Symptoms of a concussion include:
- An inability to concentrate
- Memory impairment
- A temporary loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
Delayed symptoms include:
- Personality changes
- Sensitivity to noise and light
- Sleep disturbances
Concussion symptoms in children may include:
- Excessive crying
- Appearing dazed
- Change in appetite and sleep patterns
- Loss of balance and an unsteady gait
Long Term Effects of a Concussion
Long term effects of a concussion can lead to post-concussion syndrome where symptoms, such as dizziness and headaches, can last a few months; post-traumatic vertigo; and second impact syndrome, where an individual sustains a second concussion before symptoms of the first concussion goes away. Second impact syndrome can lead to fatal brain swelling.
Compensation for a Concussion
Numerous factors must be considered in determining the settlement value of a case. The amount of disability, pain and suffering, economic loss and liability for the accident must all be considered. Full and fair compensation requires a thorough presentation of the relevant issues and the knowledge and experience that comes from years of practice.
Contact a Blackwood Car Accident Lawyer at the Law Office of Mark S. Nathan Regarding Your Car Accident
If you sustained any sort of injury due to a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Blackwood car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Mark S. Nathan today for a free consultation. We will fight tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 856-232-5559. Located in Blackwood, New Jersey, we serve clients from South Jersey, including Clementon, Deptford, Glassboro, Lindenwold, Pine Hill, Pitman, Turnersville, Williamstown, Camden County, and Gloucester County.