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Brain injuries: Symptoms to watch for after a car accident

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2021 | Personal Injury |

If you have been involved in a car accident but felt relatively fine in the minutes and hours after, you should be aware that serious injuries that occur after a car accident can have a delayed onset. This means that it is vital that you take action to have a medical check-up as soon as possible after a car accident because they will be able to rule out underlying brain injuries that could pose a risk to your health.

The following is an overview of some of the symptoms of brain injury in the hours and days after a car accident. Make sure that you seek urgent medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.


It’s common for those involved in a car accident to experience headaches in the aftermath. Often this can be normal: It could be the result of the emotional toll that the experience has taken on you. However, they could signify a more serious issue such as blood clots in the brain, head or neck, or of a serious concussion. Therefore, you should seek medical attention if you experience a headache after a car accident.

Changes in your personality

Stressful and traumatic events can impact your mood and personality. Therefore, it could be that this stress is making you anxious or depressed temporarily. However, if those close to you notice sudden and obvious changes in your personality, it could point to a traumatic brain injury, therefore, medical attention should be sought.

Vomiting or nausea

If you are feeling constantly nauseous or you are physically vomiting, you should make sure that you get a doctor’s opinion on why this is happening. It could be a sign of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, so it is important that you do not ignore it.

Being involved in a car accident can turn your life upside down. Make sure that you don’t suffer financially when you don’t need to — making a personal injury claim can help you gain the damages that you are entitled to.


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