Any time you are involved in an automobile accident, you are at risk for a number of injuries. Concussions from an automobile accident are not immediately apparent. A percentage of all injuries will be visible immediately after the accident. Others will not be immediately apparent. Injuries falling into this category can include concussions, and post-concussion syndrome. If you or someone you know or love has suffered from a concussion or post-concussion syndrome after an automobile accident, there are a few things that you will need to understand.
A concussion is a type traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can be attributed to a blow to the head or body, a fall, or an injury that forcefully shakes the brain. It is possible that the accident will cause bruises and cuts to the head and face. However, there is no guarantee that the victim will lose consciousness. Even if the injured party remains conscious, both obvious and obscure symptoms will begin to manifest if a concussion has been suffered. Symptoms of concussions from an automobile accident fall into four main categories:
Problems thinking and remembering