Do I really need to go the hospital after bumping my head in a Kentucky car accident?

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It may be tempting to forego a trip to the emergency room after a Louisville car crash when you feel fine. However, any time you injure you head, you run the risk of suffering from a Kentucky brain injury that will only get worse without treatment.

Many people underestimate the sheer force of a vehicle when it strikes another. If you hit your head on the windshield, steering wheel, door panel, or any other part of the car, you may have caused serious damage to your skull and brain. The only way to tell if the accident resulted in a concussion or other serious traumatic brain injury is to undergo a medical examination.

There have been instances of head injury victims who decided not to go to the emergency room and later died of a brain hemorrhage. Just hours before they died, they were completely unaware of their condition. Spending a few hours in the emergency room is minor compared to the devastation your family will feel if you end up passing away because your brain injury went undetected.

If you suffer trauma to your to your head, be sure to go to the emergency room for a medical evaluation. While you are there, tell the doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, as they may indicate a more serious problem:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Memory Loss
  • Confusion
  • Bad taste in your mouth
  • Blurred vision

If you or a loved one suffered a blow to the head in a Kentucky car accident or other serious accident that was not your fault, contact a Kentucky head injury lawyer at Gray & White Law to schedule a free consultation. Simply call toll-free 888-450-4456 or fill out the contact form on our website to schedule your complimentary appointment.