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Your concussion may be more serious than you think

A concussion is a type of brain injury that is rather common in car accidents. While many Tennessee accident victims are able to recover quickly after suffering from a concussion, it may not be so easy for you. Like other types of brain injuries, it can be difficult to recover from a concussion and move forward. 

If you suffered a concussion in a car accident, you may find yourself dealing with various unpleasant side effects. Severe concussions can actually cause a person problems for months, causing issues with cognitive function, the ability to work and enjoying a certain quality of life. 

How does your concussion affect you?

The way that a concussion will affect you depends on various factors, such as the force of the impact and your health at the time of the accident. Every brain injury is different, but many people who have this specific type of head trauma experience some of the following types of damage:

  • Continued headaches and feelings of pressure inside the head
  • Feeling of brain fog and inability to concentrate
  • Memory problems
  • Nausea, vomiting and ringing in the ears
  • Fatigue and difficulty working

For some people, the symptoms of a concussion do not fade quickly. They can linger for weeks or months, and it can even lead to financial loss as you need more medical care and time away from work to recover. Over time, you may experience the following as a result of your concussion:

  • Changes to the personality
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Taste and smell disorders
  • Psychological problems and depression

The impact of your concussion may be long reaching, and you have the right to seek a full recovery from your losses. If you suffered because of the actions of another driver, you should not have to suffer alone.

What do you need to get better?

Getting better after a concussion can be a long process. You have the right to pursue whatever you need for a full recovery, including compensation for your lost wages, medical bills and emotional trauma. It is a serious injury, and you have the right to take serious legal action.

A complete evaluation of your case can help you understand what types of damages you may be entitled to after an accident. You can learn more about your options and how to move forward with a civil claim by reaching out for help.