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Concussions after car accidents

On Behalf of | Sep 27, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury |

A car crash is one of the most common causes of concussions and other head injuries. If you are hurt while traveling on a Maryland road, it’s important to seek treatment right away. Doing so may help to minimize the scope of your injury as well as provide a paper trail to use during settlement talks or a personal injury trial.

Signs of a concussion

A few common signs of a concussion include headaches, difficulty standing and short-term memory loss. You may also have sensitivity to sounds such as people talking or bright lights such as the sun shining through a bedroom window. Therefore, your doctor may advise you to rest in a dark and quiet room as your brain heals from the trauma it has endured. Finally, neck pain and speech issues may also be caused by a concussion.

Treating a concussion

In addition to resting in a dark room, you may be advised to avoid any activities that are mentally or physically draining. Therefore, you may not be able to play games on your computer or engage in relatively mundane tasks such as feeding your animals. Furthermore, you will likely be given medication to ease your symptoms for a period of days or weeks after your motor vehicle accident occurred.

The mental and physical effects of a concussion may interfere with your ability to work or go to school. To obtain compensation for lost wages or medical bills, you’ll need to prove that another party caused your accident injuries. Witness statements, a police report and other evidence may be used to show that another party acted in a negligent manner in the moments leading up to your crash.