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Can You Get a Concussion from a Minor Car Accident?

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Symptons of Concussion You Should Know

All too often, car accident victims sustain concussions and/or other significant injuries but forego medical attention because they don’t experience any immediate symptoms. By delaying diagnosis and treatment, they not only put themselves at risk of facing adverse health consequences, but also give themselves a financial disadvantage; oftentimes they prematurely settle with the insurance company and thus end up paying out-of-pocket for their medical expenses.

If you have recently been in a car accident, even a minor one at slow speeds, it is highly recommended that you wait a few days before signing any release of liability – you may have delayed symptoms! Concussions in particular are difficult to spot, but they can be every bit as serious as any broken bones or lacerations, and incur serious long-term effects. Symptoms of concussion include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Short temper
  • Nausea
  • Spasms
  • Loss of balance
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty concentrating or reasoning
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Amnesia

If you have been exhibiting these symptoms after an accident, see your physician right away. In many cases, seeking appropriate medical care soon after an accident can improve your chances of a more complete and more rapid recovery.

To ensure that you get full and fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages, contact the experienced brain injury lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm for immediate assistance. We can guide you through the complicated claims process while moving you towards your goals. Call us today at (800) 522-7274 to receive a FREE case evaluation.

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