Among the most significant injuries you can suffer in car crashes are head injuries. When you hit your head or your head is whipped forward or sideways quickly, it’s possible for your brain to impact the inside of the skull. As a result, you may have significant brain injuries that need medical attention as soon as possible.
Car crashes can have a lot of force, and the brain doesn’t have much protection. Interestingly, after being hurt, your brain may release adrenaline and other chemicals, which then mask the injury. That’s why it’s always important to seek medical care, even if you don’t think you have a brain injury after a collision.
If you do suffer from a concussion, there are some very serious symptoms that you could have. Some may include:
- Memory loss
- Personality changes
- Trouble sleeping
- Trouble concentrating
These symptoms may get better over time as the injury heals, but if brain damage has led to seizure activity or memory loss, it may be permanent. Early treatment is the best way to get help and to start receiving the treatments needed to minimize the impact of the injury over time.
Quick treatment may help reduce swelling, identify bleeding on the brain and assist in relieving pressure that could lead to further injury.
While concussions are often mild traumatic brain injuries, they may be severe. Acute injuries may have a lasting impact on your life, so it’s essential to get the care you need. Your attorney will work with you to get the compensation that you need to recover your losses if you choose to pursue a personal injury claim.