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Can I Get a Concussion from a Minor Crash?

Far too often, individuals can experience a small crash, and they think nothing else of it. They exchange information and try to handle the case on their own. Unfortunately, they may not even recognize the fact that they can suffer serious injuries in minor crashes.

One injury that can occur in nearly any type of accident – no matter how severe – is a concussion. While the damages from a concussion may not seem severe, they can lead to long-term problems, and you have legal rights to pursue compensation for your long-term damages.

How a Concussion Occurs

A concussion can occur when your brain moves around and hits the inside of your skull. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much of an impact to cause this to happen. A small jolt from a rear-end or T-bone collision would be enough to cause a concussion when your head moves back and forth.

If your head contacts the dashboard, vehicle frame, steering wheel, or another part of your car, it can also result in a serious concussion.

Concussions Can Be Severe

When you suffer a concussion, it’s vital to recognize what symptoms you may experience. Some of the symptoms you may experience include:

  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Vision impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Concentration problems
  • Ringing in your ears

While a concussion may seem minor in some aspects, some severe problems can arise. For instance, you may suffer from loss of consciousness, seizures, slurred speech, and worsening symptoms. If you have a history of concussions (such as from sports-related injuries), the symptoms you suffer from can be even worse.

When you suffer a concussion, you deserve the right to pursue compensation even in a minor accident. Make sure you seek medical care quickly and get a diagnosis to show how severe your concussion is and receive treatment. Our brain injury attorneys at Crane Flores, LLP can utilize your diagnosis and any other evidence you obtain to build a strong case on your behalf.

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