Most Florida drivers would agree that anytime you can walk away from a crash, it is a good thing. The problem is that many injuries may not present symptoms right away, and the longer someone waits to go to the doctor, the worse the situation could get. Since one of the most common injuries in a car accident is a traumatic brain injury, recognizing the signs of a concussion could end up saving you from a more severe injury.
Most people expect to have some sort of pain after an accident. After all, the person was just in a car accident. However, some pain indicates a much more serious injury, such as a concussion. A victim does not have to hit his or her head in order to suffer damage to the brain. The headache someone cannot seem to get rid of could indicate a brain injury.
Other symptoms that could easily be brushed off in the first days after an accident include sleep issues, dizziness, or nausea and vomiting. Even other changes such as irritability, inability to focus and memory problems could also point to a traumatic brain injury. In fact, quite a few symptoms may indicate that a person is more hurt than originally thought. Even if the symptoms are mild at first, an individual should take them seriously and get to a doctor as soon as possible.
Failing to take any brain injury seriously could be a mistake. The sooner an accident victim seeks medical attention, the better off he or she will be. It takes time to recover from a concussion, however. While a Florida resident recovers, he or she will more than likely incur medical expenses, lost income and more. Those financial losses often make matters worse. It may be possible to pursue restitution for those damages through the filing of a personal injury claim.