A Georgia car accident can change your life in an instant, even if you do not realize the true impact it will have on your life until days or weeks later. This is particularly true for individuals who experience common car accident injuries, including concussions. While it is a common injury that many people consider to be minor, it is still a type of traumatic brain injury that can affect a victim long term.
Your seemingly minor concussion can have a major effect on your life. It can make it difficult to work, enjoy a certain quality of life and do everyday tasks you used to be able to complete without issue. If your concussion is the result of an accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you may have grounds to pursue financial compensation.
Your concussion and your recovery
While many people recover relatively quickly from their concussion, you may find it is more difficult for you. Every person is different, and the way a concussion will affect your life depends on factors such as the force of the impact, the location of the impact and your health at the time of the accident. Some victims of concussions experience the following symptoms:
- Lingering headaches and blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating and remembering important things
- Continued feelings of irritability, sadness or depression
- Either sleeping more than usual or having difficulty getting regular sleep
- Trouble processing new information
Concussions are different on a case-by-case basis. Some victims may find that they are not fully aware of the impact of the injury or its impact on their everyday life until after some time has passed since the accident.
For some accident victims, it takes several weeks to recover from a concussion. However, in serious cases, it can last for months. If you are suffering because of the actions of another person, you may be able to seek compensation to address your immediate concerns and your long-term medical needs.
Recovering from your TBI
It can be difficult to fully recover from a TBI such as a concussion. Some victims may need additional support long after the initial injury, and you may need extensive time away from work to rest and recover. An individual evaluation of your case can help you understand your options and allow you to pursue the full amount of compensation to which you have a rightful claim as an accident victim.