The Dangers of Assuming You’re Not Injured
The first thing anyone does immediately following a car accident is to check to see if anyone in their vehicle is injured. Only when you know the answer to that question can you know what needs to be done next. Hopefully, there are no injuries and everyone can walk away from the accident with their most valuable asset: their health. However, just because you didn’t suffer any broken bones or lacerations doesn’t mean you weren’t injured. One of the most common and serious injuries sustained in car accidents don’t materialize until after you’ve left the accident scene, sometimes once it’s too late.
A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) often sustained in a car accident that can lead to serious complications, including epilepsy. However, because there are usually no immediate external indicators that you’ve sustained a concussion, you may assume at the scene of the accident that you’re fine. That’s why it’s vitally important that you seek medical attention after an accident even if you feel fine initially. A simple medical exam at the hospital can help determine whether or not you’ve sustained a TBI that needs to be closely monitored. Don’t take chances with your life. Take the time to go to the hospital.
If you or someone you love sustained a traumatic brain injury, we know how to protect your rights to compensation. Call our Arkansas brain injury attorneys today for a free consultation.