Auto accidents can cause a multitude of injuries. Some of the injuries caused by car accidents may not be immediately apparent as they are injuries that you may not be able to see, but have more “silent” symptoms, so to speak. Often, the type of injury you suffer may depend on the severity of the accident in which you have been involved, but that is not always the case. A few examples of common injuries that you may suffer due to an auto accident are as follows:
- Brain injuries;
- Back injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Neck injuries; and
- Emotional distress.
Brain injuries are particularly dangerous because our brains play possibly the most vital role as our body’s control center. There is one very common brain injury caused by auto accidents—a concussion; however, when a brain injury such as a concussion occurs, there are some little-known signs that this brain injury has occurred of which we should all be aware.
Brain Injuries or Concussions After an Auto Accident
Brain injuries are much more common than you might think. These types of injuries can be caused by a number of injuries from sports, a slip and fall incident, or a car accident. Over 200,000 people are hospitalized because of some type of brain injury each, although it is estimated that nearly 1.4 million people actually suffer some sort of brain injury annually.
Signs of Brain Injury or Concussion
It is important that you place close attention to yourself or a loved one if you all have been involved in a car accident, because brain injuries are not always obvious. There are some signs in common between those that have suffered a concussion. According to the Mayo Clinic, little known examples of more immediate signs that you have suffered a concussion after your car accident are:
- Dizziness (“seeing stars”);
- Ringing in the ears;
- Slurred speech;
- Delayed; or
Not everyone has signs and symptoms of a concussion immediately. Your body may even delay signs of a concussion for days after you have been involved in an auto accident. Examples of little know signs and symptoms of a concussion that may occur several hours to days after your car accident are:
- Sensitivity to light;
- Disorders of taste and smell;
- Sleep disturbances;
- Irritability and personality changes; and
- Concentration and memory issues.
Often, if you have hit your head hard enough during a car accident, it is entirely possible that you may have also suffered from neck injuries that may cause whiplash. Due to the fact that there are so many unseen injuries that may take place, it is essential that you go to the hospital after your car accident to be fully examined by a medical professional.
New Hampshire Auto Accident Lawyers
When brain injuries, or any type of injury, are caused by the negligence of another, the pursuit of aggressive legal action may be the only way that you can be provided with the compensation necessary to continue to care for yourself and your family. If untreated, a concussion can turn into a much more serious brain injury.
At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we take your welfare very seriously. We are highly skilled injury attorneys with the experience to get you just compensation for your brain injury. If you or a loved one has suffered brain injury due to an auto accident, contact Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today for a free injury consultation!