A coup-contrecoup injury is a common yet often misunderstood consequence of a car accident. This injury occurs when the force of impact causes the brain to strike the inner skull at the site of impact (coup) and on the opposite side of the skull due to the brain’s movement within the head (contrecoup). 

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If you’re experiencing any coup-contrecoup injury symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact a doctor immediately. You should also consider contacting an Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP car accident attorney so we can help you obtain maximum compensation for your suffering.

Be On the Lookout for These Symptoms

Coup-contrecoup injury symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on the force of impact and the areas of the brain affected. The faster you see a doctor if you experience the following, the better your chances of a full recovery. Common symptoms include:

  • Headaches or migraines: Persistent or severe headaches often afflict those with coup and contrecoup injuries, sometimes worsening over time.
  • Confusion or disorientation: Victims might experience difficulty understanding their surroundings, executing tasks, or remembering recent events.
  • Dizziness and balance Issues: Challenges in maintaining balance or feeling dizzy can signal bruising or trauma to areas of the brain that regulate these functions.
  • Cognitive challenges: Difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and slow thought processes reflect the brain’s struggle to perform its usual tasks.
  • Mood swings or changes: Unexplained irritability, depression, or sudden shifts in mood might occur, affecting personal and professional relationships.

Let a Car Accident Lawyer Help

Suffering from coup-contrecoup injury symptoms can be horrible. If they’re happening to you, the last thing you need is to try and deal with all of the legal matters stemming from the wreck. A car accident lawyer with Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP can handle the following issues so you can focus on your recovery. 

  • Legal guidance: Your attorney will clearly explain your rights and options, helping you understand your position within the legal system.
  • Compensation claims: An Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP car accident lawyer will identify all possible avenues for compensation. We understand the intricacies of insurance claims and will work to ensure you receive fair compensation.
  • Insurance negotiations: Insurance companies are notorious for minimizing payout amounts. Your attorney will handle all communication with insurance adjusters so you can focus on getting better as quickly as possible.
  • Evidence collection: Proving the extent of your injuries and the other party’s liability requires substantial evidence. A car accident lawyer can gather medical records, traffic camera footage, accident reports, and expert testimony to build a strong case.
  • Court representation: Should your case go to court, a seasoned attorney will present your case effectively in court to enhance the chances of you achieving a favorable outcome.

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If you’re suffering from coup-contrecoup injury symptoms due to a wreck that wasn’t your fault, please don’t hesitate to speak with a skilled, experienced Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP car accident lawyer. You can schedule a free case review by contacting us online or calling (832) 402-6637.

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Scott Armstrong obtains remarkable results for his clients.  He has successfully tried numerous cases to favorable verdicts and reached significant settlements on his clients’ behalf.  In the process, he has recovered millions for his clients.