In the days, weeks, and months succeeding your catastrophic personal injury accident, you must be physically attuned to your body. This is so you may pick up on any signs of severe bodily injury, especially a brain injury. For one, if your concussion goes untreated for too long, you may be at a greater risk of repeat concussions. With this, the intensity and duration of your subsequent concussions may be heavily exacerbated. Read on to discover the common signs and symptoms of a concussion and how a seasoned New York City personal injury attorney at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. can help you achieve justice in this situation.
What types of catastrophic accidents might lead to a concussion?
First things first, a concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt directly to the head. Unfortunately, several types of catastrophic accidents commonly involve this impact to the head. With that being said, you should get tested for a concussion if you were involved in any of the following incidents:
- You were riding a bike when a vehicle struck you.
- You were the driver or passenger in a vehicle that collided with another.
- You were in the vicinity when an explosion occurred on a construction site.
- You landed on the floor when you slipped and fell on another party’s premises.
- You collided with another individual or external object when you played in a sports game.
- You collided with another individual or external object when you were assaulted in a public area.
What are the signs of a concussion after a catastrophic accident?
Of note, signs and symptoms of a concussion may not arise until much after your catastrophic accident takes place. Nonetheless, you must seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following signs and symptoms post-accident:
- You are experiencing a persistent headache or pressure to the head.
- You are bothered by bright lights or loud noises.
- You are vomiting or persistently feeling nauseous.
- You are persistently feeling sluggish or groggy.
- You are experiencing trouble with your memory and concentration.
- You are experiencing trouble with maintaining your balance.
- You are experiencing doubled or blurred vision.
From here, you may have to take certain measures to properly heal your concussion. For example, you may have to miss work so that you may get plenty of rest. Plus, you may have to pay out-of-pocket for doctor’s appointments and prescription medications. So to be compensated for these subsequent damages, we strongly recommend that you file a personal injury claim against the negligent party.
Without a doubt, your next step should be to employ a competent New York City personal injury attorney. Please reach out to us at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. immediately.