Beware of brain injuries after a car wreck

On Behalf of | Jun 1, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

People who are involved in a car wreck probably know they’ll be sore in the days following the crash. Some may assume that they didn’t suffer a major injury if they don’t have any symptoms of it at the scene or within a couple of days after. 

One injury that you have to be especially careful to watch for is a traumatic brain injury. This type of injury might not show up for days or even weeks after the wreck. Signs, such as a headache or changes in your vision are a couple of signs that you have a brain injury from the crash. 

Common misconceptions obscure the danger

Many individuals think that they have to hit their heads in order to have a traumatic brain injury, but this isn’t the case. The violent jarring of a crash can cause the brain to slam into the skull, which can lead to damage. The damage can occur on opposite sides of the brain since it will slam forward and backward or side to side. 

Because the brain is a fragile organ, it’s possible for it to become damaged in even a slight crash. Any person who has symptoms of a brain injury should ensure they get immediate medical attention. 

Victims of car wrecks should remember that they have rights. One of these is to seek compensation from the negligent driver who caused the crash. This is their opportunity to attempt to recover the financial damages they’re dealing with due to the wreck. This can include expenses from medical care or lost wages due to missed work. These cases have a strict time limit for filing in New York, so don’t waste time.