Concussions and other similar types of brain injuries are common results of car accidents. What makes them particularly complicated in comparison to injuries like broken bones or sprained ligaments is that a concussion may not be immediately apparent. It could take hours, days or longer for a person to notice concussion symptoms, especially if they do not immediately seek medical attention after an accident.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with concussions include:
- Blurry vision
- Loss of balance
- Confusion or disorientation
- Difficulty concentration or reasoning
- Depression or anxiety
- Lethargy or insomnia
Certain concussions can also carry a risk of post-traumatic seizures. These seizures occur in around five percent of the population that ends up hospitalized with a concussion, and these seizures could occur years after the accident. People who have accidents while very young or elderly are particularly susceptible to developing problems with these seizures.
There is so much we still do not know about brain injuries, and while the medical knowledge is expanding every single year, the long-term prognosis and treatment can still be a bit of a mystery. It is important to seek immediate treatment after an accident to get a quick diagnosis and begin treatment early.
For more information about your legal options if you’ve suffered a concussion in an accident, contact a skilled Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh.