3 things to know about a concussion

One possible injury you may face in a motor vehicle accident is a head injury. These range from minor to catastrophic.

Traumatic brain injuries range from concussions up to more serious injuries that cause the person to be in a coma. If you’ve been in a car crash, remember these three points about concussions.

Symptoms might take days to appear

The symptoms of a brain injury can take hours or days to appear. The symptoms may start out minor and progressively get worse because the injury isn’t being treated.

A headache is possible, but not always present

One of the primary symptoms of a brain injury is a headache, but some people won’t experience that. Other symptoms include feeling groggy or having vision changes. Forgetting things, feeling confused and being clumsy are also possible. Some people may also have mood swings and changes in their sleep habits.

Brain rest is often required

One of the primary treatments for a concussion is brain rest. This involves avoiding activities that use the brain, so you may be told it’s best to relax in a dark and quiet room for a while during the first few days after the injury. Other treatments include medication, surgery and therapy, depending on the type of injury you suffered.

People need to ensure they get medical care if they think they have a head injury. The exact care plan depends on the type and severity of the injury. Individuals injured in an incident related to another person’s negligence may seek compensation. This includes damages, such as medical care and missed wages. Louisiana law limits how long you have to file the claim, so act swiftly.