Motor vehicle accidents can produce head injuries which may not initially be obvious if no external signs of bleeding are detected. Mild to moderate head injuries may be missed where other, more painful injuries, demand greater attention. Often times victims of car crashes have severe neck spasms, shoulder pains, or knee strains and ignore symptoms of headache, disrupted sleep, and loss of mental sharpness.
Do not overlook the effects of a few second loss of consciousness following a head trauma. As attorneys helping car accident victims we often receive delayed reports of post concussion syndrome from clients suffering these more subtle symptoms but failed to report them to their doctors due to their focus on other severe pains.
See article in WebMD regarding post concussion syndrome.
Also see slideshow at WebMD showing head injuries and brain concussion.
Lawyers helping accident victims to fully recover must educate their clients, that the subtle symptoms of post concussion syndrome should not be ignored and obtain prompt medical attention.