One of the most common types of injuries that victims of auto accidents suffer is a concussion. However, many accident victims are not aware of the signs to look for, as they may have never experienced this condition before.
When a car accident victim believes that he or she has suffered a head or brain injury, he or she should be aware of the possible ramifications of not seeking medical treatment. In particular, a person who does not receive immediate medical treatment may suffer from a traumatic brain injury.
A concussion may occur after a person suffers a blow to the head or is involved in some type of violent event, such as a car accident, truck accident, workplace accident or slip and fall.
Some signs of concussions may present themselves immediately after an accident. However, some symptoms may not occur until several days after a serious accident.
Some individuals who suffer from concussions may begin vomiting. Other individuals may not vomit, but they may feel nauseous. Other accident victims may feel dizzy or disoriented.
In the event of a possible concussion, the Mayo Clinic recommends that a person seek immediate medical attention by a trained doctor. If the victim sees a regular doctor but still experiences nausea or vomiting, he or she should go to the emergency room immediately, according to the Mayo Clinic.
While some concussions may be minor in nature, others are the precursor for traumatic brain injury. If a concussion is not treated, the accident victim may suffer long-term effects. Traumatic brain injuries may cause a person to be unable to perform basic functions, such as eating, talking or walking. The victim may live a life that requires him or her to spend the rest of his or her life dependent on others.
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If you have been involved in a car accident and you suspect that you have sustained a concussion, seek immediate medical assistance.
In the event of a serious injury, a Tampa accident attorney may then be able to assist you with a claim against the negligent party that caused you to suffer from this ordeal. Call Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today 1-813-324-5202 for a free case evaluation.