A motor vehicle accident can cause a variety of injuries, ranging from minor to life-altering. Should you suspect a serious injury, such as a concussion, it’s important that you receive the proper medical treatment without delay.

With a concussion, symptoms don’t always arise right away. It’s possible that you’ll feel fine after hitting your head, but within a few hours, things begin to change. Some of the most common physical symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue
  • Ringing in the ears

Along with these physical symptoms, here are some others that could affect you:

  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Drowsiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response to questions

Are these symptoms long-lasting?

There’s no simple answer to this question, as it varies from person to person. Some people only experience minor concussion symptoms, allowing them to quickly make a full recovery. Others, however, find that their symptoms are hanging on, thus making it difficult to regain full control of their life.

If you suspect a concussion, a visit to the emergency room is a good place to start. Your doctor can examine you and order a variety of imaging tests, such as an MRI and CT scan, to better understand your condition and how to treat it.

Once you have your concussion symptoms under control, turn your attention to the future. Revisit the cause of the accident, review the police report and read through your car insurance policy. All of these things will help you better understand your legal rights, your right to compensation and the steps to take in the near future.