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Do I Need to See a Doctor After a Concussion?

When you think of a concussion, you might imagine a sports injury. Two football players butt heads, a medic shines a flashlight in their eyes, and they sit on the sidelines for the rest of the game. While that’s certainly a common type of concussion, it is far from the norm. Most people don’t realize that concussion symptoms can last days or weeks and that you should probably see a doctor if you think you have a concussion.

Determining Severity

If you suffered a concussion, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. It’s important that you have a medical professional determine whether your case is mild, moderate, or severe. The sooner you can get a medical diagnostic, the better your chances of getting the treatment you need to make a full recovery.t

Concussion symptoms can last days or weeks, and it’s important that you get the appropriate tests as soon as possible. Often, someone who has a Grade 3 concussion may feel fine, only to suffer more severe symptoms within 2-7 days. Seeing a doctor immediately gives you the best chance of identifying and treating these injuries before they worsen.

Creating a Record

Going to the doctor from the scene of the crash also creates a record of your injuries and demonstrates that you were proactive in seeking medical treatment. This sends a strong message to the insurance company and makes it easier for you to obtain the justice you’re entitled to.

If you later develop more severe symptoms, your medical records will demonstrate that you had an injury and you sought treatment for it. On the other hand, if you wait to see a doctor, the insurance company may argue that your injury is not from a car crash at all, but the result of an unrelated brain injury.

If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car crash, we are here for you. If you’d like to schedule a free case consultation with an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney from Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, please don’t hesitate to call (888) 425-6070 or send us an email.

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