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Scranton Car Accident Concussion Lawyer

A car accident can cause significant injuries. One of them is a concussion, which is a brain injury that can cause bruising of the brain and even lasting damage. A concussion can cause a lot of symptoms, but headache is the most common one. A concussion generally lasts several weeks.

A concussion after a car accident can be caused by a strike, blow, or jolt to the head. It can even happen after whiplash, which is when the head whips forward and backward violently.

Even if you did not lose consciousness after a car accident, you might have still suffered a concussion. Unsure? Contact a Scranton car accident concussion lawyer from Needle Law Firm. We’ll evaluate your case and help you get the evidence you need to file a claim and recover compensation.

Signs of Concussion 

A concussion comes with many possible symptoms, including:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Memory loss
  • Forgetfulness
  • Confusion
  • Appearing dazed or stunned
  • Balance problems
  • Walking clumsily
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Answering questions slowly
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Changes in mood, behavior, and personality
  • Loss of consciousness

Diagnosing a Concussion

To see if you have a concussion, your doctor may perform the following actions to make a diagnosis:

  • Ask questions about how your injury occurred
  • Evaluate your symptoms
  • Conduct a physical examination
  • Order an MRI scan or CT scan
  • Administer neuropsychological and neurocognitive tests
  • Administer an eye test that assesses pupil size, eye movements, and light sensitivities 

What to Do if You Have a Concussion

If you suffered a concussion after a car accident, follow these steps:

  • Get examined immediately. Time is of the essence after a concussion. The sooner you receive appropriate medical care, the sooner you can recover and get back to normal life. Plus, you may not simply have a concussion; it could be a much more serious injury.
  • Get medical treatment. Your doctor will perform diagnostic testing to see if you have a concussion. They will then prescribe the best course of treatment.
  • Document everything. Early medical documentation will help prove that the crash was the cause of your concussion. That way, if it does turn out to be a more serious injury, you have documentation of the early symptoms. This will help avoid problems with the insurance company.
  • Follow your doctor’s orders. A concussion can be a serious issue. Don’t try to “tough it out.” This can do more harm than good, causing your concussion to become much more serious. Plus, if you are not following your treatment plan, the insurance company will have cause to deny your claim.
  • Talk to a lawyer. These claims can be complicated. A lawyer can assess your situation and tell you what you need to do to maximize your compensation. 

Contact Needle Law Firm Today

A concussion is not always a minor injury. In severe cases, the effects of a concussion can last weeks, months, or even years.

If you have suffered a concussion or other injury in a car accident, contact the team at Needle Law Firm. We’ll assess your case and determine liability. Call our Scranton car accident concussion lawyers today at (570) 344-1266 or fill out the online form.

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