Many people associate concussions as only happening to football players who are hit too hard on the playing field or those involved in a serious, life-threatening car accident.

But concussions can happen even after what appears to be a low-impact car accident, which is why it is so important to seek treatment immediately following any type of collision - serious or not.

Occurring when the brain swells, concussions often cause a temporary loss of consciousness, and are many times followed by a severe headache. While concussions can still happen without a person being knocked out completely, they can still be quite serious. The chances of suffering from a second or third concussion also increase after the first.

What many people also don't know is that a concussion is not always caused by a direct blow to the head. Car accident injury victims who have been struck in the face, neck, or chin are also prone to a concussion. Concussion victims do not always have bumps, bruising, or broken bones, which is why it is imperative to be checked out by a physician right away.

Serious concussion symptoms also include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision, confusion, or irritability and should not be ignored. Make sure to follow your physician's instructions after a concussion, including those that involve avoiding bright lights, loud noises, and environments that could make you prone to another head injury. Protect your health and your rights after a car accident, and seek treatment immediately.

For more information on important steps to take after a Southern California car accident, call the personal injury lawyers at Steinberg Injury Lawyers immediately for your free copy of their book, The Seven Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case. They can be reached toll-free at 1-800-350-8888, or by filling out our online form.

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