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The most common injuries reported in Colorado Springs car accidents are head injuries, including concussions and whiplash. These head injuries can range from mild to severe, and symptoms may disappear quickly or last for years. The most misunderstood injury commonly caused by auto accidents is whiplash, people sometimes assume that whiplash sufferers are malingering or even faking their injuries. Recognizing the symptoms can prevent additional damage or even save a life in the case of brain trauma. If you suffered a head injury after a car wreck, speak with a Colorado Springs concussion lawyer.

What is a Concussion?

Sometimes called a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), a concussion occurs after a hard blow to the head, or when the head is shaken and the brain actually collides with the inside of the skull. After any head injury, it is important to look for the symptoms that can signify a concussion. Anyone exhibiting any of these signs after being hit on the head should seek medical attention right away. While the symptoms of a mild head injury may resolve within a few days, hematomas (blood clots) or swelling in the brain may develop after a head injury. These conditions are serious and can be life- threatening.

Here are some of the common symptoms:

  • Cognitive difficulties: Inability to focus, confusion, memory problems.
  • Coordination: Slurred or slow speech, dizziness, inability to stand, or to walk in a straight line, stumbling.
  • Sensory problems: Blurred vision, loss of appetite, problems with smelling or tasting.
  • Changes in behavior: Mood swings, sleep disturbances, anxiety, fatigue.
  • Other symptoms: Headaches, nausea or vomiting, ringing in the ears, dilation of the pupils in one or both eye, sensitivity to light or noises.

This is not a comprehensive list of all possible symptoms: Any changes in behavior, appearance, or one’s physical or mental condition after a blow to the head may be signs of a concussion. Some of these symptoms may appear similar to the behavior of a person under the influence of drugs or alcohol and might be overlooked if the sufferer had been drinking prior to an accident. It is not safe to assume that the presence of any symptoms following a head injury is caused only by intoxication. When in doubt, err on the side of caution and seek medical attention.

Prevention

The best way to prevent a concussion when riding or driving in a motor vehicle is to wear a seatbelt and adjust the headrest properly. Many head injuries occur when a driver or passenger is thrown forward into a car’s windshield, or even ejected from the car completely. A driver or passenger whose injuries are worsened because he was not wearing a seatbelt may even have an award or settlement reduced, under the doctrine of comparative negligence or Colorado’s seatbelt statute.

Even though there is no helmet law for bicyclists in Colorado, and motorcycle riders over age 18, a helmet is the best way to prevent head injuries for bicyclists and motorcyclists. Head injurie are very dangerous for young children, so proper child safety equipment in a car, and helmets for bike riding can save a child’s life.

What to Do After an Accident

Even a relatively minor accident can lead to head injuries. As the driver of a vehicle, if you experienced a head injury and lost consciousness, even for a short period of time, you should not drive. If you have lost consciousness, or have any of the symptoms described above, ask for an ambulance. A concussion does not follow every head injury, but even a seemingly minor injury—including whiplash—could lead to head trauma. If you think you might have experienced any head injury in a Colorado Springs car accident, seek medical care, even if you are not exhibiting any symptoms. Symptoms of a brain injury may not appear until hours or even days after an accident.Do not try to give a statement to the police or to an investigator if you have had a head injury. Your judgment or memory might be impaired, and you may make a statement that will hurt you later on. Wait until you have seen a doctor and until you feel stable and comfortable. If your memory of the accident is unclear, it is better to say you don’t remember than to report inaccurate information. Talk to a Colorado Springs lawyer before you talk to an insurance investigator about a concussion resulting from a car wreck.

Post Concussion Syndrome

About 10% of people who experience a concussion will develop post-concussion syndrome (PCS). A diagnosis of PCS is made when some of the symptoms associated with a concussion continue long after the injury is healed. PCS symptoms may last years, and, in rare cases, can be permanent. There is no way to predict who will develop PCS, but it is more common in older people and in women. Psychological symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disorders, mood swings, and depression, are more common in individuals who have a history of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and who are undergoing significant stress in their lives. Repeated injuries to the head can eventually lead to severe neurological problems that are permanent and life- altering. Former boxer Mike Tyson is the most famous example of an individual suffering from severe PCS symptoms due to multiple head injuries.

Compensation for Head Injuries and PCS

If you have experienced a concussion after an accident in Colorado Springs you contact an attorney. You may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, loss of work, and for your pain and suffering, including the effects of the brain trauma on your daily activities. Even if you have a pre-existing condition, it may be possible to receive compensation by proving that the head trauma made the condition worse, or caused additional symptoms. For example, a PTSD sufferer may have made significant progress with treatment, only to have that progress interrupted after a head injury. Someone who has a history of depression might find their symptoms worsening. Evidence of the worsening of a pre-existing condition might be:

  • A PTSD sufferer experiences more triggers after the accident, causing his daily activities to be more limited.
  • A person recovering from depression starts missing more work after an accident due to more frequent or severe depressive episodes.
  • A person who has suffered from recurring headaches experiences more frequent headaches or the headaches begin disrupting his daily activities to a greater extent than before the accident.
  • Regular treatments have allowed an anxiety sufferer to resume most of the activities of daily life, but after the accident, her anxiety level is back to where it was before her treatment began.

Personal testimony, statements from family and friends, and reports from an individual’s doctors may help prove how an accident aggravated a pre-existing condition. For help on your case, contact a Colorado Springs concussion lawyer.

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