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Concussions From Car Accidents

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Concussions are one of the many common injuries sustained in car accidents. They are typically caused by the impact of rear-end accidents or head-on collisions. Whiplash is a common factor leading to a concussion. The sharp back-and-forth movement of the victim's head can cause the brain to shake violently, resulting in a head injury. Concussions can also be caused by blunt trauma to the head, most commonly by hitting the steering wheel, headrest, window or windshield at a high impact.

Responsible drivers shouldn't have to suffer because of someone else's negligence. That's why the car accident concussion attorneys at Pajcic & Pajcic are here to help. Contact us today and find out what we can do for you. We want to help you recover – physically and financially. That’s why it’s important to have an accident lawyer with experience handling concussions on your side.

Recognize the symptoms of a concussion

Following an accident, seeking medical attention should be one of the first steps in securing your claim and health. Car accident concussions can manifest in many ways and the symptoms may not always be immediately present. Sometimes it can take hours or days to feel the impact of a concussion. Failure to seek medical attention increases the likelihood of experiencing serious complications over time.

How do you know if you had a concussion from a car accident? The common symptoms and warning signs of a concussion usually include:

  • Headaches: Following an auto accident, a concussion-related headache may not appear immediately. But in many cases, these headaches can worsen over time.
  • Confusion: Concussions can sometimes result in confusion or inability to concentrate.
  • Memory Loss: Memory loss is a common symptom of a concussion, especially if the head injury goes untreated. Crash victims may not remember what happened in a car accident, or even events from before or after the collision.
  • Dizziness: Vertigo, light-headedness and fainting are common symptoms related to concussions.
  • Nausea and vomiting: An upset stomach or need to vomit may come directly after a concussion. Sometimes these symptoms can appear hours or days later.
  • Speech complications: A concussion can cause delays in speech, stuttering and slurred speech.
  • Seizures: A fit of epilepsy can occur following a concussion. Seizures are common with severe or repeated head injuries.
  • Loss of consciousness: Severe concussions can result in an accident victim being knocked unconscious. Note, however, that it is possible to sustain a serious brain injury without ever losing consciousness.
  • Other symptoms: Crash victims suffering a concussion have also reported complications with vision, irritability, restlessness, fatigue, ringing in the ears and sensitivity to light.

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    How long does a concussion last after a car accident? Most people recover within a few months with treatment. But some suffer post-concussion syndrome, in which symptoms can continue much longer.

    How much is my car accident concussion settlement worth?

    If you have a concussion or a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to a car accident in Jacksonville, you probably want to know how much money you can expect to receive. But it’s important to understand that every car accident settlement is unique.

    The potential value of a concussion claim depends on several factors, including:

    Ultimately, only an attorney can tell you what your car accident settlement might be worth. What matters most is you should be paid for all your concussion-related expenses if another driver caused your car accident.

    Our attorneys will fight for justice

    If you have a concussion from a car accident, you deserve to be fairly compensated. But holding the negligent driver accountable can be complicated.

    After seeking immediate medical attention, you may be overwhelmed by the financial burden of hospital bills, loss of wages and other damages such as pain and suffering. The negligent driver's insurance company may attempt to downplay your concussion, and if they're "generous" enough, they may offer a low-ball settlement.

    But you should never accept anything less than full compensation on your road to recovery. That's why you need to speak with an experienced Jacksonville auto accident attorney as soon as possible.

    Schedule your free case evaluation today

    Many people aren’t sure what to do next. All they have are questions. Can I get a concussion from a minor car accident? Can I get headaches and concussion after a rear-end accident? What is the average settlement for a concussion in a car accident? Our firm can help you find answers to your questions and go over your legal options for recovering compensation.

    Pajcic & Pajcic is dedicated to helping auto accident victims in the pursuit of justice. We'll fight to hold the negligent driver, and his or her insurance company, accountable for your losses. Contact us online for a free case evaluation, or call 904-358-8881 to schedule an appointment with a car accident concussion lawyer at our Jacksonville law firm. Your case matters to us.

    Pajcic & Pajcic
    1 Independent Dr Suite 1900
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Local: 904-358-8881

    Fax: 904-354-1180