Concussions are fairly common after an accident. A victim of a concussion injury will generally seem confused or unable to concentrate. When the concussion injury is mild, the victim can feel lightheaded or slightly dazed. However, if the concussion is more serious, they can lose consciousness. As a result, the time it takes to recover from the injury will increase.
If the trauma is hard enough, a common symptom called perseverating can occur. This is when the victim of a concussion injury cannot recall the accident itself and will repeat questions or answers multiple times, forgetting what they already said. For example, they may say something like, “I was in an accident?”
How Concussion Injuries Happen
Inside the skull, spinal fluid surrounds the brain to protect it from bouncing around—almost like a cushion. The impact from a car accident, slip and fall, or any type of injury causes the brain to hit the skull in spite of this cushion.
Treating the Injury
Repeated concussions can require surgery and lead to long-lasting problems.
The first thing any injured victim should do after an accident is to seek medical attention right away, especially when it involves injury to the brain. A concussion can be physically, emotionally, and financially frustrating.
The quality of life once enjoyed after an accident can vanish quickly. For a long period of time, the victim may not be able to go to work, engage in any physical activities, or simply enjoy hobbies.
Symptoms of a Concussion Injury
After a concussion, victims may experience symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Light sensitivity
- Memory loss
- Not thinking clearly
- Balance problems
- Difficulty concentrating
Contact Our Philadelphia Law Firm to Protect Your Right to Compensation
Immediately after the accident, the concussion injury may not be noticeable. It can, however, cause nausea, confusion, fatigue, and memory loss. Whenever you’re involved in an accident and have concussion injuries, it’s important to contact a skilled attorney with the experience necessary to help you recover. If the injuries you have sustained after an accident are due to the wrong-doing of another person, you deserved to be compensated for the decrease in your quality of life.
At The Heslin Law Firm, our injury lawyers have over 30 years of experience helping accident victims get their life back on track. To schedule a free consultation, please call our office at 215-332-0300.