Concussions are one of the most serious car accident injuries you can suffer. If you suffer a head injury in a crash, you should be vigilant about seeking medical help. After you see a doctor to evaluate your concussion symptoms and begin treatment, reach out to the Greenville car accident attorneys at David R. Price Jr., P.A., We can help you recover physically and financially through a settlement.
How Concussions Happen in a Car Accident
A concussion is a very dangerous medical condition that results from sudden trauma to the brain. You can suffer a concussion even if there is no impact to your head. For example, in a rear-end car crash, your brain could smash against your skull when your head violently snaps forward.
You need to be extremely careful about head injuries after a car accident because you could have lingering symptoms that may not get better on their own. If a concussion is left untreated, you could even suffer permanent damage. Timely treatment of a concussion is crucial for both your health and a settlement you may obtain.
Concussion Symptoms to Look Out For
You should be on the lookout for any symptoms or signs that something is wrong because time is of the essence. You may not even feel anything in the hours after the accident, only to materialize later when you least expect it. Keep in mind these signs that you may have suffered a concussion from your car accident:
- Headaches that will not go away
- Difficulty with concentration
- Sensitivity to light
- Problems with your memory
- Mood changes
If you are feeling any of these symptoms, you should seek medical care right away. They may not get better on their own. If you do not rest, your symptoms could get even worse.
Remember that a concussion is a form of a traumatic brain injury. You could suffer permanent brain damage after an untreated concussion. The exact nature of the brain damage depends on which area of the brain was impacted.
Medical Examinations to Diagnose Concussions
After learning about your symptoms and hearing about your car accident, the doctor may suspect that you have suffered a concussion. They could perform a comprehensive examination that includes:
- Neurological examination
- Cognitive testing
- Imaging tests
Treatment for Car Accident Concussions
Much of concussion treatment involves being under observation and having your day-to-day activities managed by a neurologist. If you try to do too much when your brain is injured, you increase the chance of permanent damage.
Your doctor could give you certain medications to help you manage the pain and discomfort.
Some concussions may get better over time with rest and acetaminophen. You may need emergency medical treatment, as in some very serious cases, you could be suffering from hydrocephalus or a hematoma and could need emergency brain surgery.
How We Can Help After a Car Accident Concussion
If you have suffered a concussion or any other type of head injury in a crash, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. You should contact our law office to begin your legal case.
Our attorneys at David R. Price Jr., P.A. can speak with you and explain your legal options for obtaining financial compensation. You would not have to deal with any of the details of the legal process on your own (nor should you).
First, you need to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident. You’ll need to persuade the insurance company that you suffered certain effects of your concussion. The insurance company is going to be naturally distrustful of anything that you say because they have a financial motivation to dispute the severity of your injuries.
Your attorney could help you document your injuries and push back when the insurance company is trying to pay you too little for your concussion-related expenses.
Contact an Auto Accident Attorney If You’re Suffering From Concussion-Related Symptoms
Regardless of the severity of your concussion, you should not try to file a claim with the insurance company on your own. In the end, it could cost you a substantial amount of money.
Attorney David R. Price, Jr. and his team can represent you in the car accident legal process from start to finish, standing up for legal rights at every turn. To speak with an attorney about a potential car accident concussion settlement, you can send us a message online, or you can call us today at [phone].
David Price is a Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Collections, and Criminal Defense Attorney who practices in Greenville, SC. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law, and has been practicing law for 12 years. David Price believes in helping those who have been injured. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.