Head and brain injuries are common when it comes to car crashes as well as motorcycle, truck, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents.
While some of these injuries are more serious than others, you should not simply dismiss a traumatic injury to the head because you believe it to be just a “mild” concussion. This term can be misleading and, sometimes, mild trauma can result in not-so-mild injuries.
A Quick Recovery Is Not Guaranteed
When it comes to head injuries, each case is unique. While many people take just a few days or weeks to recover, others can have longterm symptoms that may take months to completely resolve. Others can even have lifelong impacts.
Recovery is typically uneven, meaning that individuals suffering from these injuries may have “good” days followed by “bad days.” So even if you think you are on completely recovered, it’s important to listen to your body and give yourself more time to recover, if need be.
You Want The Best Possible Recovery
Concussions often cause intense headaches, pain, and confusion, all of which can impact a person’s ability to think clearly or go about their day-to-day activities. Some individuals may be out of work for a period of time as they recover.
You should always put your health first when it comes to a concussion:
- Get plenty of rest
- Try not to drink alcohol or caffeine
- Avoid nicotine
- Do not put yourself in a situation that could cause trauma to your head
Brain Injuries Can Be Challenging Cases
No matter how minor the accident was, always seek medical treatment after the fact so you can get a proper medical diagnosis and your injuries can be documented in medical records. Your doctor will note any immediate symptoms you are experiencing and perform proper diagnostic testing to rule out a traumatic brain injury or other injuries; such testing includes:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Computerized tomography (CT) scans
- Neurological exams
The bottom line is that no brain injury should be taken lightly. Even if you believe you only experienced a mild concussion in an accident, you shouldn’t attempt to diagnose yourself. Doing so could jeopardize your health as well as negatively impact your potential case.
With over 150 years of combined legal experience, our team is committed to helping each client obtain the full compensation they need to recover the right way. We will review your case for free to determine what your best legal options are and guide you throughout the entire process.