What to do if Your Motorcycle Accident leads to Concussion
Most motorcycle accidents lead to severe injuries.
While fractured bones and road rash are the most common, head injuries are also significant. But it’s important to understand the differences between them, and how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion. Left untreated, it could end up leading to more severe issues that can last a lifetime.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) vs. Concussion
In the world of head injuries the more serious are called traumatic brain injuries, or sometimes just called brain damage. While a concussion is a form of brain injury, it’s often considered to be less severe than TBI.
But that does not mean that a potential concussion should be ignored! Proper treatment is necessary to ensure that the condition doesn’t get worse, and instead you get on the road to recovery.
Symptoms of a Concussion
There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of TBI and a concussion. Because they’re so similar, it’s important to get everything checked out after your motorcycle accident.
Concussion symptoms include:
- Body ache
- Amnesia and confusion
- Nausea and vomiting
There’s no clear way “see” a concussion. Even with MRI or CT scans, there may not be any physical evidence of the concussion. Likewise, there’s not one real cure for a concussion. Often it involves rest, and letting your body heal.
Seek Medical Attention Right Away
Because the concussion may not have any outward symptoms, it can often be ignored and treated as though it’s just a bad headache.
But medical attention should be sought immediately to ensure that it’s all documented that you did see a doctor, and you were diagnosed with a concussion.
When left untreated, the concussion can have lasting effects that continue long-term. Many of the initial symptoms may end up being drawn out for months or even years.
Talk about your Case with Herbert Law Group
When you’re in a motorcycle accident, you have to give the body time to heal. If you were not at fault in the accident, that can mean a battle with the insurance companies as you will need to be compensated for your medical expenses, the time you missed at work, and the pain and suffering that you’ve endured.
Whether the motorcycle accident lead to a concussion or not, it’s important that we talk about your wreck and see how a Texas personal injury lawyer can help you heal. Simply fill out the contact form on our site, or give us a call at 214-414-3808.