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The Top 5 Signs You Have A Concussion From A Car Accident

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of attention on the topic of concussions. A lot of the athletic players out there that participate in football and even baseball can get concussions. But, while sports accidents are a common way to get a concussion, car accidents actually cause more head injuries than any other event.

In fact, around 20% of TBI’s that result in a concussion are the result of sports injuries, while 28% of TBI’s that result in a concussion are from car accidents.

It’s really not a big surprise if you consider the factors. Around 222 million people had driver’s licenses in 2016. That’s a lot of people on the road. Add in the fact that car accidents are so common and you have a recipe for disaster.

If a foul ball can injure a baseball player and result in a concussion, it only gets worse when a 4,000+ pound car going 20mph+ is on the road and crashes into you!

HERE ARE A FEW SIGNS:

Loss of consciousness — This is one of the most obvious and common signs of a head injury, but beware: you don’t HAVE to lose consciousness in order to have suffered brain trauma.

Confusion — If you feel very confused or have sudden short term memory issues, this is a worrying sign of a possibly severe brain injury.

Ringing — If you have a ringing or buzzing in your ears or “saw stars” when you hit your head hit into something, you could also have a brain trauma from the car accident.

Sudden psychological changes — If you had an accident and find yourself becoming overly irritable, easy to anger, beginning to have episodes of anxiety or panic attacks, it could be because you have a TBI.

Headaches That Worsen — Headaches are often caused by a concussion or brain trauma. If you have headaches or you have headaches that won’t seem to go away no matter what you do and you also have blurry vision or problems with balancing these can all be signs of a trauma to the brain.

If you’ve been in a car accident and exhibit any of the signs above and you want to talk to a lawyer about your situation, contact Sloat & Nicholson at 1-800-873-3202.

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