Your brain is well protected by your skull and the fluid inside it. However, if you hit your head or your body is violently shaken, your brain can hit the inside wall of your skull with great force. If this happens in the course of a car accident, you may suffer a concussion.
Concussion can be very serious, and symptoms often do not appear right away. Sometimes the symptoms are obvious (such as disorientation or even loss of consciousness), but they can also be more subtle. Below is a list of concussion symptoms:
If you have any of these symptoms after a car accident, you may have a concussion and should seek medical attention.
After a car accident, you should see a doctor if you feel any level of pain and discomfort. It may even be a good idea to have a checkup even if you feel fine. Your doctor will be best qualified to determine if you suffered any serious injuries in the accident. Your doctor can also guide you on symptoms to monitor for potential injuries, including warning signs to watch for.
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