When you are injured it’s imperative to have representation who will protect YOU.
If you’ve ever been in a car accident, it is common to be immediately disoriented and in ‘shock’. The problem is that you are often in a poor position to determine whether it is simply ‘shock’ or something more serious. You don’t have to hit the steering wheel with your head in order to have a head or brain injury.
Your brain is a made up of soft matter and it sits inside a hard skull. When your body is in a car accident, it can be thrown forward and back at a high rate of speed. When your brain’s movement is stopped suddenly by your skull (for example, when your head hits the headrest), you may suffer a concussion, be unconscious briefly, or may even suffer a minor brain injury.
What are some symptoms you should look out for?
Symptoms or signs of a minor brain injury can range from any loss of consciousness at the scene, dizziness or disorientation. Severe headaches or memory issues in the days following can also be cause for concern. Other symptoms can be excessive sleepiness, inattention, difficulty concentrating, faulty judgment, depression, irritability, emotional outbursts, disturbed sleep, diminished libido, difficulty switching between two tasks, and slowed thinking.
It is essential if you have any possibility of a minor brain injury in a car accident, that you immediately get assessed by a neurologist. If you have any of the symptoms described here, be pro-active and insist on an assessment by a neurologist. Your symptoms require corroborating evidence that an injury present.
If you have been injured in a car accident and fear you’re suffering from possible brain injury, don’t hesitate to contact us for further information on your options moving forward to receive possible compensation.
Brian Conway has over 23 years of experience practicing law primarily in the areas of personal injury and litigation. He has successfully battled with insurance companies for his entire professional career.