Head injuries are quite common in car crashes but not always obvious. The symptoms are often masked and barely noticeable. Unfortunately, even something as innocuous as persistent migraine or general fatigue could be a sign of something extremely serious.
If you sustain a brain injury following a car crash that is not your fault, you may pursue the liable party for the resulting economic and non-economic damages through a personal injury claim. But how do you tell you have sustained an injury to the brain after a car accident?
Here are two common signs you need to look out for after a car crash.
It’s perfectly normal to feel tired after a long day’s work. However, if you’re feeling fatigued or unexpectedly exhausted days after the crash, then this could be indicative of brain trauma.
If you are struggling to maintain your balance (vertigo), then chances are you suffered trauma to the brain during the crash. Common symptoms of vertigo may include general unsteadiness, dizziness or inability to sit or stand without falling.
What should you do if you sustain brain injury after a car crash?
A brain injury can turn your life upside down. Even if you do not feel hurt, it’s important that you take certain steps immediately. One of these involves seeing a doctor as soon as you can. They can identify and treat injuries you may be unaware of. It will also ensure that you obtain a doctor’s report that is crucial for litigating your case.
Car accidents happen all the time. If you sustain brain injury after a car crash, you deserve justice. And understanding your legal options and obligations would be a great starting point.