Unexpected Accidents, Concussions, And Post-Concussion Syndrome
The sudden stops involved in a collision, and the possibility of a person’s head impacting a dashboard, steering wheel, or other surface, can result in a person sustaining a concussion injury. Concussions are a kind of brain injury and can be very serious. Medical attention is important following an accident to determine if head trauma was sustained.
A concussion diagnosis today could lead to a post-concussion syndrome diagnosis later. Essentially, post-concussion syndrome is when the symptoms and issues of a concussion extend past an expected recovery timeline. If you sustained a head injury in a Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa area car accident, connect with an experienced attorney to be sure you are receiving the justice and compensation you deserve.
How Long Do Post-Concussion Syndrome Symptoms Last?
Each situation is unique, but in general post-concussion syndrome is when the symptoms of a concussion continue for months or years following a mild traumatic brain injury. Recovery timeframes vary, but treatment is possible.
Treatment is an important part of healing. When symptoms do not show in the hours following an accident, don’t dismiss the accident as an injury-free event. Some injuries, including concussion injuries, are slow to appear.
Some concussion symptoms:
- Post traumatic headaches
- Sensitivity to light and vision issues
- Fatigue and sleep disruption
- Dizziness and memory loss
- Anxiety or irritability
- Nausea, digestive issues, or vomiting
- Sensitivity to noise and ringing in ears
- Brain fog and concentration issues
- Vertigo and balance problems
- Behavioral and personality changes
After a concussion diagnosis, symptoms can fade over time. But there are accident victims who have lasting symptoms. According to one report, up to 30% of concussion victims could experience longer recovery timeframes. For some, a longer recovery is also connected to prior head injuries or other health issues.
Are Concussions Always from Car Accidents?
Any blow to the head or sudden stop or start could lead to a concussion. Individuals have sustained head injuries from slip and fall accidents, acts of violence, and car crashes. Accountability in the form of a financial award is possible when another’s negligence led to the event and injury.
If you are still in the process of recovery, you can still move forward with a claim. You do not need to wait until you are fully healed. In fact, starting the process as soon as you can may strengthen your claim. While some heal from a concussion over a period of days, others suffer ongoing pain. Discuss the details of your accident injury with a skilled Florida personal injury lawyer.
Is a diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome being discussed among the medical team members who are in charge of your treatment plan following a Florida collision? Talk to a skilled legal professional to understand what your options are moving forward. Compensation may be possible if you are juggling medical care expenses, property damages, and lost income. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand your rights. The attorneys at Roman & Roman have over 100 years of combined experience. Schedule your free consultation today.