Some injuries present right away after a car crash, but some like head injury and concussion may become apparent later. Also, other injuries such as a herniated disc or internal trauma may also cause pain after the fact.
You can suffer a head injury in several ways. Some of them include; falls, car crashes, blows to the head, or even a whiplash type injury where your brain strikes the inside of your skull. So, if you think you have experienced a head injury, go to the hospital for a medical evaluation immediately.
The CDC has a lot of information about concussions. A concussion is a type of head injury. There can also be bleeding inside the brain or skull, called a subdural hematoma. This bleeding could cause serious injury or even death.
If you hit your head and think you have a concussion or brain bleed, you should seek medical attention right away. After a blow to the head, if you have any of these symptoms go the hospital.
Concussion warning signs include:
- Pupils that are not the same
- Confusion or slurred speech
- Difficulty with coordination
- Excess sleepiness
There are other injuries that can appear later following a crash. Serious back injury may take time for the pain to be diagnosed as a herniated disc. Internal trauma can cause bleeding inside your body that is serious. However, the concussion or brain bleed is an injury that can cause death several hours after a serious hit. It is always better to be cautious and seek medical attention.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, following your medical treatment, you should contact a personal injury attorney. The lawyers at Graham & Mauer have experience handling all manner of injury claims. Consultation is always free. Call and ask all your questions today!