Some of the most prevalent injuries that stem from an automobile accident are concussions. Not only are they extremely prevalent, but also they are also extremely dangerous. These are very serious injuries because in many cases the victim does not realize he has suffered one until a trained medical professional observes him. When a potential client contacts me, this is the primary medical condition that I suggest the client receives treatment for. Concussions are seen as a very serious matter, they are even classified as a traumatic brain injury, albeit a minor one. This is an injury that may plague the victim for a very long time; it may even affect them for the rest of their lives.
The list of symptoms is extensive and ranges from a headache all the way to something as serious as seizures. Because it is such a prevalent injury, most medical professionals have extensive experience when it comes to treating such a condition. An EEG, head CT scan, or an MRI of the brain may be necessary in order to visualize the damage. Technological advancements have strived to prevent concussions, but because of the violent nature of an automobile collision, it may never be possible to fully prevent concussions from happening. Because of this, drivers must know what symptoms to look out for, but also keep in mind that you may not even realize that you have suffered a concussion, which is why you need to seek help in any case after you have been involved in an accident, no matter the severity. Not only do you need to be under the supervision of a healthcare professional, but you should also be educated on the symptoms that come with such an injury.
Because this may impact you for the rest of your life, you need to be prepared financially, as excellent healthcare is not cheap. The insurance company involved needs to be informed that you are entering a life long battle and it is their responsibility to ease this burden. Of course, the insurance company will do anything in their power to minimize the compensation. This is where hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer becomes crucial.