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8 Signs You've Suffered a Concussion from a Car Accident

Have you ever been in an accident and walked away from the scene thinking you were completely fine then later experienced symptoms of injuries?

It’s important to seek medical attention immediately after you’ve been in an auto accident, because some symptoms take time to appear. Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that often go unnoticed following a car accident. According to a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor-vehicle accidents were the third-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S.

If you’ve been in a car accident and are experiencing any of the eight symptoms mentioned below, you may be suffering from a concussion. If that's the case, be sure to reach out to one of our attorney's.

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Never-Ending Headaches

It’s no secret that experiencing constant headaches after a blow to the head is uncommon. You could be suffering from a concussion if you start experiencing headaches that never seem to disappear.


Does the world feel like it’s spinning? This could be because you might have a concussion. Schedule an appointment with a medical professional as soon as possible.

Sleeping Problems

Are you sleeping too much or none at all? This is indicative of a concussion most likely.

Ringing Noise

What’s that noise? If you’re experiencing constant ringing in your ears, you might want to go see a doctor, because you most likely have a concussion.

Memory Loss

Trouble remembering simple things like what day it is or what you had for breakfast? You could be suffering from a concussion, which sometimes show up days or weeks post accident.

Mood Changes

Potential signs of a concussion are drastic mood changes, such as anger, depression, or irritability. Mood changes may not appear right away, so keep a close eye out for this symptom.

Difficulty Concentrating

Do you notice yourself unable to get anything done at work, home, or are unable to complete any task? Perhaps this could mean you are suffering from a concussion.


Feeling sick to your stomach and nauseous ever since you hit your head in a car accident? This is a sign of a concussion, which means you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Seek IMMEDIATE attention if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures

We urge you to schedule an appointment with a doctor as soon as you can following a car accident in case you decide to file a lawsuit in the future.

Have you been in a car accident and sought medical attention, but now need an attorney to represent you? Our team of dedicated attorneys at Bart Durham Injury Law can help you.

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