Head injuries are a common occurrence in automobile collisions
Automobile collisions are frightening events, but the aftermath of the collision can be even more traumatic. Often times, individuals involved in collisions do not recognize the severity of their injuries at that very moment because the symptoms do not fully manifest until a later time. For instance, head injuries, such as concussions, are a common occurrence resulting from an automobile collision and the symptoms can take hours or even weeks to develop.
National sports organizations and the media have spread awareness on how concussions can result in even minor collisions. Athletes are often pulled from games and placed on concussion protocol after a minor impact. For example, Kevin Love was pulled game seven of the NBA eastern conference playoffs after a relatively minor run in with another player.
Even with all the talks in the media surrounding concussions, individuals involved in automobile collisions often overlook signs of head trauma.
Individuals involved in auto collisions often mistake their post-concussion behavior and symptoms for adrenaline, anxiety, nervousness, or fear. Knowing the signs of a head injury, such as a concussion, are imperative in order to obtain the proper medical treatment after an automobile collision. Ignoring the signs of head trauma can be devastating because a concussion injury can also result into a traumatic brain injury.
If you or your loved one was involved in an automobile collision and are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, seek immediate medical attention:
- 1. Brief loss of consciousness
- 2. Ringing in the ears
- 3. Seeing stars
- 4. Sensitivity to light
- 5. Nausea or vomiting
- 6. Disorientation
- 7. Dizziness or loss of balance;
- 8. Amnesia
- 9. Confusion
- 10. Headaches
- 11. Seizures
- 12. Changes in mood
- 13. Difficulty sleeping or disrupted sleeping patterns.
Head injuries can occur from whiplash type movements. It is not necessary for your head to come in contact with an object within the vehicle in order for a head injury to result.
If you have been hurt in a car collision in Florida, do not wait to contact our effective personal injury attorneys today.