If you were recently involved in a car accident in Houston, TX and think you may have suffered a concussion, you should definitely consider consulting with your physician as he or she is ultimately the one who can determine this for you. In the meantime, if you are trying to decide whether the symptoms you are having are similar to that of what someone who suffered a concussion would experience, we encourage you to read on below as we are highlighting for you some of the common symptoms that are most often associated with a concussion.
What is a concussion and what are the symptoms of one?
A concussion is defined as “a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head” [Source: Mayfield Clinic]. Although concussions are common in sports and falls, a victim of a car crash is also at risk of suffering one as well. When a car engages in any type of accident, the impact of it causes “the brain [to] bounce back and forth inside the skull” which can lead to “bruising, bleeding, and tearing.” The Mayfield Clinic says that concussions are graded by severity and that there are three grades.
- Grade I: The individual would not lose consciousness but might experience amnesia for 30 minutes or less.
- Grade II: A car crash victim might lose consciousness for five minutes or less or they might experience amnesia anywhere from 30 minutes and even up to 24 hours.
- Grade III: The individual would lose consciousness for more than five minutes or experience amnesia for more than 24 hours.
The Mayfield Clinic has identified the following as common symptoms for those who suffered a concussion:
- Trouble falling asleep
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Experiencing feelings of fatigue or exhaustion
- Difficulty remembering new information
- Trouble concentrating or thinking
- Feeling confused
- Feeling sad
- Feelings of nervousness or anxiety
- Blurry vision or dizziness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light or noise
Do I need to speak with a TN car accident lawyer if I suffered a concussion in a car crash?
It can never hurt to schedule a consultation with a car accident lawyer to find out whether you need their legal help or not. There are times when a car crash case can be settled without the presence of an attorney, but of course, that is never recommended. The fact is, when you choose to handle the accident on your own, you put yourself at risk of losing out on a significant amount of compensation that could pay for that costly medical care you may not be able to afford. Unfortunately, when an insurance company knows you have not retained a lawyer to assist with your claim, they will often attempt to undercompensate you.
So, to answer the question above, yes, you should at least contact Blizzard Law, PLLC to schedule a time to come in and discuss your collision with an experienced Houston, TX car accident attorney. Our office can provide you with an estimate as to what your damages are worth and explain the various ways we can assist with your claim. You can then make an informed decision as to whether you feel bringing an attorney on board to help you is the right option for you.
To set up a time to come in and talk with a car crash lawyer in the Houston, TX area, call us now at 713-844-3750.
You can reach Blizzard Law, PLLC at:
5020 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006