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How do you know if you lost consciousness during a crash? 

On Behalf of | May 8, 2024 | Car Accidents |

Any type of car accident can result in severe injuries. One of the most serious injuries that a person can suffer is head trauma. This has the potential to result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Generally, severe injuries stem from a loss of consciousness. Consciousness is often lost because the brain has rattled inside the skull cavity. How do you know if you lost consciousness during a crash? 

The telltale signs 

There is a chance that you may have been driving on your own. Or, it’s possible that the passengers in your vehicle also lost consciousness during the crash. What this means is that nobody can definitively say whether you lost consciousness or not. 

Nonetheless, there are some telltale signs that you may have been unconscious, even if only for a few seconds. Some of the most common signs that you have lost consciousness include: 

  • Feeling very dizzy after the crash
  • Feeling intense heat in your head, face and neck 
  • Blurred vision or “seeing double” 
  • An inability to move your limbs 
  • Feeling confused. Not remembering where you are or what happened 
  • Feeling nauseated   

If your head is bleeding after the crash then it is also highly likely that you at least momentarily lost consciousness. 

Why does it matter? 

Any type of head injury has the potential to be serious, but a loss of consciousness is a medical emergency. It could be an indication that you have bleeding on the brain or other life-threatening injuries. At the very least, you could have a concussion that requires urgent medical treatment. 

If you were injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. This can help to cover your medical bills and accident-related expenses.