From a broken arm to back injuries, motor vehicle collisions have a number of consequences. Unfortunately, the full extent of a victim’s injuries may not be clear until a certain amount of time has passed. For example, someone may have suffered a concussion after hitting their head in a collision, even though they were unaware that such an injury occurred. It is important to assess the full extent of consequences following a crash, not only to recover properly but to hold irresponsible drivers fully responsible for any suffering they have caused.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of concussions, which have many signs. For example, someone who has had a concussion may experience disturbances in their sleep cycles, whether they sleep less than they normally would or more than usual. Other signs include problems with bright lights, headaches, and sensitivity to loud sounds. Other important signs to watch out for include challenges with remembering certain things that have happened recently, including right before the accident, and having difficulty thinking. Furthermore, those who have suffered a concussion may become depressed, nervous, or irritable.

Motor vehicle collisions can shatter someone’s life in many ways and, sadly, some people have suffered concussions and never realized that their brain was injured in the wreck. For victims who have decided to head to court, it is essential to assess all of the ways in which the accident has upended their lives and be prepared for challenges that may lie ahead.