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How to recover from a concussion

On Behalf of | Sep 21, 2023 | Personal Injury

A concussion is one of many injuries that you might incur after an accident that takes place on a Mississippi road. Head injuries may occur after hitting a hard object in the vehicle or after being ejected from it. There are several steps that you’re encouraged to take to manage concussion symptoms after a wreck.

Lay low

It’s never a good idea to play a sport or engage in other physical activities until you have been cleared by a medical professional. You are also encouraged to refrain from going to school, going to work or engaging in other tasks that might be mentally strenuous. Finally, it’s important that you get plenty of sleep each month to help your brain heal in a timely manner. Adults need at least seven hours of sleep per night while children may need up to 12 hours depending on their age.

Don’t drive

Ideally, you will refrain from driving for several days or weeks after a car accident. This is partially because it may be too mentally taxing to operate a motor vehicle safely. Furthermore, you may become drowsy or disoriented by any medication that you’re taking to help your head and brain heal. You can be charged with DUI or other traffic offenses if you attempt to drive while under the influence of a prescription medication.

If you are hurt in a car accident, you may be entitled to damages from the other driver. It’s also possible that other parties will be liable for paying medical bills or reimbursing you for lost wages or future earnings. A police report, witness statement or other evidence can be used during settlement talks or at trial to bolster your chances of obtaining a positive outcome in your case.