A concussion is a type of potentially serious TBI (traumatic brain injury). You may experience a concussion in several situations, including slip and fall accidents, impact sports and motor vehicle accidents (MVAs).
One of the biggest issues related to concussions is that symptoms don’t always appear immediately. Due to the potential issues that can arise from an undiagnosed and untreated concussion, it’s important to know what the subtle and often hidden symptoms are.
Understanding delayed concussion symptoms
Delayed concussion symptoms can take 24 to 48 hours to appear after an injury. After a MVA, you may think you are fine and that you did not experience an injury.
However, symptoms that may begin to appear that indicate this condition include a headache, nausea, fogginess, balance issues, sleeping, irritability, problems with memory and dizziness. It’s worth remembering that everyone experiences different symptoms regarding a concussion.
Seek medical treatment for help with your condition
If you don’t feel like you were injured, then you may put off going to the doctor. This is not recommended. It is best to seek treatment right away after an MVA. This is going to help identify any hidden injuries you may have suffered.
Also, seeking medical treatment immediately after an injury will provide documentation of what happened and the severity of your condition.
Protect your legal rights after a MVA
After being involved in a MVA, you have legal rights. If the accident was caused by someone else, you can recover compensation for your injuries and damages. Be sure to seek medical treatment immediately to find hidden injuries and document what happened in the accident. This is going to protect your health and your right to receive monetary compensation.