Been diagnosed with a concussion? Here are suggestion on what to do next. A concussion is one of the most common medical injuries associated with car accidents in Arizona. Many people don’t even realize that they need to get medical attention, because the symptoms of a concussion are not immediately present after an accident has happened.
Medical Attention Is Not Only Recommended, It’s Necessary
After the accident is over and you’ve been examined by a doctor, you need to bear in mind that your care does not end here. You need to continue to monitor your general condition after an accident occurs and consult with a knowledgeable physician as soon as possible. After you discover that you have suffered a concussion, you need to follow your doctor’s advice to the letter.
Get Plenty of Rest
One of the most important things you can do after a concussion injury is to rest. If you think of the brain as the engine of your body, it will run out of fuel more quickly after an injury. The only way to refill the tank is to get a proper amount of rest. This allows your brain to heal even after all the immediate symptoms of your concussion are gone. In order to fully rest, disengage from watching TV, listening to music, or reading.
Try to avoid any kind of activity that could put your brain at risk. This means factoring in cognitive rest and physical rest. Continue to consult with your physician if you believe that your symptoms are not improving or if they are getting worse. Staying on top of a concussion and reporting any changes to your doctor may allow you to stop a serious head injury from getting any worse.
Get Legal Advice
If your concussion was caused by another driver’s reckless behavior behind the wheel, another step you need to take is to consult with an Arizona personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but you need to speak with a lawyer first to learn more about your options. There are strict rules about the time period in which you’re eligible to file a personal injury claim due to a concussion or other serious injuries, so make sure you speak to a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. Even if you’re not yet sure about filing a claim, speaking with a lawyer will help you learn more about your options.
This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Been Diagnosed with a Concussion?, or any other personal injury, please feel free to contact Brian T. Allen at 480.461.5335, log on to udallshumway.com, or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.