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Concussions and Car Accidents

Concussions and Car Accidents

concussion from car accidents

For many years it was believed that in order to sustain a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), one had to sustain a physical blow to the head. However, modern medicine and research has turned this theory on its “head” and it is now accepted that concussions can be caused by the head being violently shaken without direct impact or a blow to the head. This is commonly seen in the context of whiplash injuries associated with car accidents.

The symptoms of a concussion can include headaches, concentration and memory difficulties, ringing in the ears, sensitivity or light and sounds, dizziness, nausea, and balance issues.


Following a car accident, it is prudent that you attend upon your medical practitioner if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

While a concussion, being a personal injury, will likely resolve shortly after a car accident, post-concussion syndrome may remain present for months following the resolution of a concussion itself.

Post-Concussion syndrome following a car accident injury can not only affect your ability to function on a daily basis, but it can have detrimental impacts on your ability to work and maintain relationships; all of which may be claimable in a personal injury lawsuit.

If you have been diagnosed with a concussion as the result of personal injuries sustained in a car accident, you may be able to make a claim for damages. Contact a knowledgeable lawyer at Law Fifty One to see what options may be available to you.