If you have ever wondered whether you can get a concussion without being hit on your head, the answer is yes, you can, even if your head has not come in contact with a surface or an object. A concussion is a condition under a traumatic brain injury that damages the victim’s brain cells and functioning. However, it is a common misconception that you can only get a concussion if you hit your head.
A strong blow can significantly damage the head, even if the object’s surface had not hit your head directly. Sometimes people do not report concussions thinking their conditions are not serious, but that is a mistake. If another party has injured you, you deserve justice. Call Khan Injury Law today.
What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion?
The most common symptom of a concussion is a headache. If you experience a headache after a car accident or other personal injury incident and experience a headache, you should see your doctor immediately. Here are some signs to look out for:
- Loss of consciousness
- Unstable or unpredictable mood changes
- Memory loss
- Confusion or brain fog
- Altered sleep patterns
- Blurred vision
- Unexplained drowsiness
While some symptoms may appear immediately after the accident, others may take a few days or weeks. To ensure you are well, you should get medical attention regardless of experiencing any symptoms.
What are the causes of a concussion without hitting your head?
A person can experience a concussion in several ways without actually hitting their head.
- A rear-end motor vehicle accident where the passenger’s head jolts and snaps back and forth results in a neck injury but does not actually come in contact with the dashboard, steering wheel, or the car surface.
- One person physically shakes another person vigorously.
- Falling hard on a hard surface, such as slipping and falling on a wet tiled floor.
- Explosions and concussive blasts.
Getting compensation after a concussion
Many people are under the impression that they cannot recover compensation for a concussion if they had not hit their head in the accident, which is only a myth. You can receive full financial relief for yourself and your family after an accident caused by another party. You need to prove your injuries through your medical records and establish liability.
An attorney can help you gather evidence, collect strong witness statements, create strategic arguments and strengthen your claim.