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How Can I Tell if My Child Has Had a Concussion after a Car Accident?

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After a car accident, the most common signs to be aware concerning a child who may be suffering from a concussion is a chronic headache, visual and auditory abnormalities, nausea, loss of balance, confusion, memory problems, and behavioral changes. These are all signs that a child could have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident and needs immediate medical attention. Other signs that are not as common are sleep disturbances, lack of awareness, verbal stutters, vision problems, fatigue, and sensitivity to light and sound. Everyone responds to trauma in different ways, so it is beneficial to be aware of all possibilities and signs of a concussion.

Will a Child Display Symptoms of a Concussion Immediately?

When it comes to a brain injury, parents and first responders must take all actions and reactions of the child into consideration. It is important to know that the initial brain injury does not always manifest itself right away. Warning signs may appear later, owing to the body being in shock after an accident with all the adrenaline the child is experiencing. Also, an initial brain injury does not determine the severity of damages. The severity of the signs does not depict the extent of the damages one may be suffering. There is no way of knowing for sure how the individual will be affected, either initially or long term. All lawyers will recommend that clients follow up on all medical examinations and appointments as well as keep up with reports and updates from their doctors to have on record. This information is needed for when a case it brought to court to ensure your lawyer knows all the current details of your case.

What Are Some Myths Regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries?

With traumatic brain injuries, many people do not receive a proper diagnosis and remain that way. This is due to many victims of car accidents not realizing that their so-called minor injuries that were a result of a minor car accident actually had damaging effects on them. The great misconceptions that come with the concussion injuries usually prevent victims from seeking medical attention in a timely manner. The victim will then lose the benefit of an early diagnosis and being treated sooner. Just because someone feels fine or even simply has a mild headache does not mean that there is nothing wrong internally.

Atlantic City Car Accident Lawyers at the D’Amato Law Firm Help Clients Injured after a Car Accident

After a car accident, both the driver and the passengers need to be examined by medical professionals to assess any injuries. The main concern of parents is the welfare of their children. The Atlantic City car accident lawyers at the D’Amato Law Firm strongly suggest all medical needs are met before beginning to build their case. We will advocate for you and your family and fight to secure the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 609-926-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation. With an office in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, we assist accident victims in Atlantic City, Linwood, Galloway Township, Cape May, Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Ocean City, Woodbury, and across South Jersey.