What Are the Signs of a Concussion After a Car Accident?

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A concussion is a common injury in car crashes, but it can sometimes be difficult to notice if you or another person involved in the accident actually has one. It’s important to know the variety of symptoms that can come with a concussion. If you have suffered injuries in an accident and you plan to pursue compensation, our Monmouth County car accident attorneys can help you build a convincing personal injury case.

Do You Lose Consciousness After Suffering a Concussion?

Many people believe that you lose consciousness after getting a concussion, but this is not actually the case for everyone. Losing consciousness is a potential symptom, but it is not the only one. So you need to look out for other signs of a concussion and avoid the temptation to rule one out just because an accident victim has stayed awake.

What Are Other Symptoms of a Concussion?

Whether they lose consciousness or not, concussion victims are likely to display at least a few of these symptoms:

  • Difficulty recalling recent events
  • Slurred speech
  • Clumsy movement and a lack of coordination
  • Confusion
  • Mood or personality changes
  • A sensitivity to light or noise

If a concussion goes untreated, victims can begin to feel depressed or struggle to get back into a routine sleeping schedule.

Who Will Pay My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

Your own insurance can help you cover some of the costs of a car accident, but if you suffered a concussion or other serious injuries you may be looking at a stack of medical bills that your own personal injury protection coverage cannot compensate you for. If you believe that someone else caused your accident, that is when you sue for compensation.

A fair compensation offer should not just help you with medical bills. It can also help make up for the wages you lost while you were recovering. It can even help with the things that are harder to quantify or assign a monetary value to, like trauma, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

Some people are wary about suing for damages because they don’t want to go to court. We understand why that experience can seem so intimidating, but we have some good news. Many cases like these settle before they reach that point. A lawyer from our firm will do their best to negotiate with an insurer and make sure that you are compensated for your concussion and other injuries. If we do end up having to go to trial, we will build a case that can succeed in court.

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If you are ready to hold a negligent driver accountable, we can help. Contact the Wilton Law Firm and ask to schedule a free consultation today. We would be happy to take a closer look at your case and tell you more about how our attorneys can be of assistance.