What Are the Signs of a Concussion After a Car Accident?

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A car crash can cause all sorts of injuries. Concussions are a particularly common injury, but you have to be especially careful about them. Many people do not recognize some common signs of having a concussion. A Prince George’s County car accident lawyer can tell you want to look out for and help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Does Every Concussion Victim Lose Consciousness?

It surprises many people to learn that a concussion does not necessarily cause someone to lose consciousness. It is possible that you or your passengers will lose consciousness after an accident and this is a potential indicator of a concussion. However, this symptom is not guaranteed to show up, so you need to be aware of some other potential signs of a concussion.

What Are Some Common Indicators of a Concussion?

The symptoms of a concussion can be quite varied, affecting the memory, speech, movement, and even mood of the victim. Signs of trouble include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Clumsy movement and problems with balance
  • An inability to recall the events that led to their injury
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vision problems
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Depression

This is why you need to get to a doctor if you suspect that you or a loved one have a concussion. With such a variety of potential symptoms, this is not something that you should be trying to diagnose on your own.

Can I Sue Other Drivers After a Car Accident?

A concussion can result in expensive medical bills and missed days of work. If you believe that someone else was responsible for the accident, you should sue for damages. You should begin preparing your case right away. This means:

  • Taking pictures of the accident scene, damage to the cars, and any injuries
  • Exchanging contact and insurance info from the other drivers involved
  • Getting contact info for any eyewitnesses
  • Calling the police and having them fill out an accident report
  • Keeping all medical bills and evidence of the cost of this accident

Then it’s time to talk to a car accident lawyer.

Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a lawyer when pursuing compensation, but one can do a lot to help you with your case. A lawyer can file your suit before the statute of limitations expires. They can let you rest and recover while they handle the paperwork and negotiations with insurance companies. We cannot promise any particular outcome, but you should know that our attorneys will do their best to advocate for you at every turn.

Contact Our Law Firm

If you were injured in an accident and plan to pursue compensation, contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. We can schedule a free consultation for you and tell you more about what our attorneys can do to help.

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