If you have been involved in an accident in Atlanta, you may have suffered any number of injuries including a concussion. A head injury can be mild or severe. Sometimes the initial examination doesn't reveal deeper damage that may have occurred, so in order to protect your legal rights it is best to speak with an Atlanta injury lawyer.

An Atlanta injury lawyer will evaluate your case to determine if you have a valid Georgia personal injury claim. A lawyer will work with you to determine if someone else's negligence caused the accident in Atlanta and what types of damages you may be entitled to pursue in order to have adequate compensation to pay for the treatment of your head injury and the long-term effects of the injury.

What is a Concussion? 

A concussion is not an uncommon head injury to sustain when involved in a car accident and it is usually not life-threatening. However, there are still long-term consequences that may be involved. It is important to take this into consideration when pursuing a Georgia personal injury claim, since there may be future treatment that is necessary.

In a mild concussion there is generally not a loss of consciousness. If a loss of consciousness does occur, it is usually brief and may be mistaken for a "dazed" feeling. In a severe concussion there may be a long period of unconsciousness and a delay in the individual returning to normal. 

Symptoms of a Concussion

Some of the symptoms of a concussion include: 

  • loss of consciousness;
  • headache;
  • nausea;
  • vomiting;
  • blurred vision;
  • confusion; and
  • short-term memory loss. 

Additionally, this type of head injury can lead to what is called perseverating after an accident in Atlanta. This is when an individual repeats the same thing again and again, even when they have been given the answer to a question.

For instance, an injured accident victim may repeatedly say; "Was I in an accident?" despite having received an answer to this question.

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Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.