Signs of brain injury after a car accident

In the initial moments after a motor vehicle crash, shock can prevent a driver or passenger from fully realizing the physical consequences of the impact. Symptoms that develop either hours or days later should not be ignored. When people in North Carolina are in a car crash, they should monitor how they feel for several days afterward in order to catch brain injuries that were not be immediately apparent.

For example, accident victims often report headaches in the days following a wreck. They could be a result of whiplash, but they could also be a warning sign of a concussion or even a blood clot in the brain.

The negative effects of a concussion might also linger or even worsen after an accident. Personality changes and even difficulty with motor skills could arise from a serious brain injury related to a concussion. Traumatic brain injury symptoms include vision or hearing problems, depression or an inability to concentrate. Even when the physical wounds of a car accident heal, post-traumatic stress disorder remains a possibility, especially for children. Nightmares and realistic flashbacks could plague a person who has been in a serious crash.

When a person develops symptoms of an injury following a collision, medical attention should be sought out in case a serious medical problem requires treatment. The onset of a debilitating condition might also prompt the person to consider a personal injury lawsuit. Discussing the issue with an attorney experienced in personal injury litigation could help an accident victim to learn if compensation for the injuries that were sustained might be recoverable from a negligent driver. Damages that are often sought can include medical expenses and lost wages.

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