Mild traumatic brain injuries, or concussions as most people know them by, are more common than one would think. This is especially true in minor auto accident. These low impact accidents are anything but minor. They can have devastating effects on car accident victims. According to AccidentHelp.com, over 50% of vehicle accident victims experience some form of mild traumatic brain injury. Concussions are the most common type of closed head injury and occur when there is a force or an impact to the head. This force or impact then causes the brain to strike against the skull. A concussion doesn’t cause structural damage to the brain but causes temporary symptoms.
Some of the symptoms of brain injuries include:
- Memory or concentration problems
- Loss of balance
- Sensitivity to light
- Mood swings
I meet with car accident victims almost daily that have some or all of these symptoms. Please don’t ignore this signs! These symptoms are broad, but they can lead to a serious injury. That’s why you should be checked out by your doctor or a neurologist as soon as possible. This will minimize the potential risk and help document your accident case. That way, you can recover and get the compensation you deserve.