Everyone’s body handles trauma differently. Many don’t feel the major effects car accidents can leave on the body due to the high amount of adrenaline flowing in the bloodstream after an accident. Because everyone’s body reacts differently after getting into an accident, you may be suffering from a mild traumatic brain injury, also known as a concussion, and not even know it. Because of this, it’s important to know the signs so your injury does not worsen.
Symptoms of concussion
- Trouble sleeping: If you were sleeping well before your accident, sleep issues could indicate that you are suffering from a concussion. Insomnia is a potential symptom, but over-sleeping can be too.
- Confusion: Suffering from symptoms like dizziness, confusion, and light sensitivity after your accident? A concussion could be to blame.
- Headaches: If you experience headaches or blurry vision, you may want to see a physician. Issues like these are common symptoms of concussions.
- Irritableness: Mood changes, increased aggression, nervousness, and even depression could be signs of a potential concussion.
- Change in appetite: Irregular eating habits after your accident or nausea may indicate that you have a mild traumatic brain injury.
Although these are not the only symptoms concussion can bring, they are symptoms that often go unnoticed. Other serious symptoms include loss of consciousness and seizures. It is important to see a physician as soon as possible after your accident if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
How to prevent a concussion
- Always wear your seatbelt: As a driver, it is your responsibility to ensure that you and your passengers put on seat belts before taking off. Wearing a seat belt cuts the risk of serious injury by 50%.
- Always use size-appropriate car seats: Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. Because of this, it is important to use a size-appropriate car seat to decrease the chance of serious injury and death.
- Don’t text and drive: Texting and driving is illegal in many states, but many still take their chances, sending texts and scrolling through their phones in-between destinations. It goes without saying that it can wait.
- Focus on your surroundings: Each day in America, approximately 9 people are killed because of distracted driving. Paying close attention to your surroundings can help you make safe decisions while driving.
I think I may have a concussion. What now?
After a car accident, it is crucial that you assess your health with a licensed physician. You may also benefit from reaching out to an attorney who is experienced in protecting the best interests of those who suffer brain injuries through no fault of their own.
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