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Signs you experienced a concussion from your car accident

These blogs are posted on behalf of Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid, LLC, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the firm or its attorneys. The information presented in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice.

Auto accidents occur every day in Pennsylvania, and while they do not always result in fatalities, they can wreak havoc in a litany of ways. One such example occurred recently when a tractor-trailer ran into utility poles along Route 100. Fortunately, no one sustained injuries. 

One of the most common injuries people sustain after an auto accident is a concussion. The problem with this injury is that many people remain unaware they received a concussion until much later. This is why it is critical to see a doctor promptly. Even when you do not actively show signs of a concussion, a doctor can identify one. In the weeks and months following the collision, you should keep an eye out for the following symptoms. 

Seizures

Any kind of traumatic brain injury can potentially lead to frequent seizures. These seizures can continue for years after the initial accident, so it is vital to get them under control as quickly as possible. 

Chronic headaches

Headaches are one of the most common symptoms, and they tend to be much more severe than what most people know. Typically, other symptoms accompany these headaches. People report experiencing fuzzy or blurry vision when a migraine comes on. 

Mood changes

Traumatic brain injuries also tend to affect people's mood. Someone who used to not suffer from depression or anxiety often may experience those feelings more often. Concussion sufferers may go from nervous to irritable to angry within a matter of a few minutes.

Disrupted sleep

One problem you may not notice until a few weeks after the accident is problems sleeping. This can lead to feeling fatigued in the middle of the day, which can actually increase your chances of being in another auto accident. You may try hypnotherapy or sleeping pills to help you sleep, but at the end of the day, treating the concussion is the only way to find long-term relief. 

This blog entry was posted on behalf of Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid, LLC, and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the firm or its attorneys. The information presented in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice.

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