Car accidents are one of the leading causes of brain injuries. When a moving vehicle strikes either another moving vehicle or a stopped vehicle, the force is transferred onto the other car. According to Mayo Clinic, this impact can cause your head to be thrown forward and hit the steering wheel, dashboard or another hard surface in your car.
After a car accident, your head is already spinning with the confusion about who you can trust and how you will pay for your medical bills. Because the symptoms of a brain injury could take days, weeks or months to appear, you may remain unaware that you have a brain injury for a long time after the crash. One of the best ways to help you track whether or not you have a brain injury after being hit by a car is to start documenting all of your signs and symptoms.
Watch out for confusion, dizziness, headaches, loss of balance, drowsiness or other new strange behaviors. Any time you feel like something is not quite right, write it down and keep it on file. Then share your notes with your doctor. This will help you get a faster diagnosis and ensure that you receive full compensation for your brain injury. If your brain injury was caused by a car accident, getting the money you need to cover your medical bills, treatment costs and time missed from work is not as easy as it should be. If you were diagnosed with a brain injury after a car accident, reach out to an attorney. They will work with you and help you throughout the legal process.