Concussions may cause more harm than most people realize, if ignored. Untreated concussions can lead to a decline in academics, relationships, job performance, physical ability, and mental health.
If you have been in a car accident and received a head injury, it is important to first seek medical attention as soon as possible to avoid long term harm to your health. Once you have been treated, it is highly recommended that you speak to a personal injury lawyer who can help evaluate your situation and determine if you have a case.
At Rawlins Law, we understand that seeking medical attention can be expensive. That’s why we work with doctors who we can send you to that will not require you to pay until settlement of your personal injury claim. Call Rawlins Law right away at (858) 257-8778 to see if we can assist with your case!
What is a concussion?
A concussion is also known as a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). It typically occurs when the head experiences a sudden impact or whip-lash. Even though it is labeled as “mild,” these abrupt movements cause the brain to strike the skull wall, which leads to bruising and internal bleeding. This can occur during cases of car accidents or other serious instances when one can easily hit their head after a force of impact.
What are the symptoms of a concussion?
A concussion can cause symptoms such as unconsciousness, drowsiness, memory problems, confusion, headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or noise, and balance problems. It is important to note that concussions are damaging to the brain even if none of the above symptoms are present, so even if you truly believe you aren’t injured, it’s better to be on the safer side and have a medical professional evaluate you just in case. You can find out more about why it is important to seek medical attention immediately here.
The best way to ensure you are taking all the right steps is to seek medical attention and contact a personal injury lawyer ASAP. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, reach out and talk to Rawlins Law. Firm founder Ashley Rawlins of San Diego provides honest, ethical, and compassionate representation, and she will give you clear information on where your case stands and what she needs from you to win it! To schedule a free consultation, please call the Rawlins Firm at 858-257-8778.