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Handling a concussion after a car accident in Texas

On Behalf of | Jan 19, 2023 | Personal Injury

Car wrecks in Texas make passengers vulnerable to head injuries. Even with a seatbelt and airbags, the mere shaking of the brain inside the skull can result in a concussion. While concussions may not always be serious, they can cause more severe and long-lasting problems.

Concussion symptoms

Most people don’t realize they got a concussion during the accident until it’s too late. Most are mild, with symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and nausea, while others can be severe, causing disorientation, confusion and loss of consciousness. These symptoms may last for days or weeks after the incident.

Treatments for concussions

The treatment for concussions can vary depending on the severity of the injury. Some cases require rest and medication, while more severe cases may require surgery or physical therapy. If you experience any symptoms from a car accident that might indicate a concussion, it’s essential to seek medical attention immediately to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Paying for treatment

There are four ways you can go about paying for your treatment in Texas. The first is out-of-pocket, i.e., when you use your own funds to cover the costs of your treatment. The second is making a claim against your no-fault insurance policy, which covers medical expenses regardless of who is at fault in the accident. The third option is filing a liability claim against the other driver’s insurance company if their negligence caused your injury. Lastly, you can also file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver if their negligence was particularly egregious or if your damages exceed what their insurance covers.

Car accidents can have severe consequences and long-lasting effects, such as concussions. It’s important to know the signs of a concussion and seek medical attention immediately, even if they are mild. You should be aware of all the available options for financial compensation to get the right treatment without further stress and worry.