Whether you hit your head in a car wreck, an accident at work, or another accident, if you continue to feel the effects of your injury several days or weeks after the incident, you may have suffered a concussion or other serious brain injury. Concussions and other head and brain injuries should be taken seriously, but some people fail to recognize the signs of a concussion.
If you or someone else lost consciousness, even for just a few seconds, the person may have suffered a concussion.
Confusion is another sign. This can manifest itself in a variety of ways. The person may have memory loss, particularly in relation to things that happened just before or just after the incident. The person may simply feel like they are in a fog, be unable to concentrate, or struggle to understand words, whether written or spoken.
Other indicators of a concussion include headaches, pressure in the head, or dizziness. The person may also experience sensitivity to noise or light. Sleep problems are also sometimes experienced by those with concussions. This may manifest itself on both sides of the spectrum. Sleeping more than usual as well as sleeping less than usual are both possible signs of a concussion. Difficulty falling asleep as well as feeling tired are symptoms some people experience.
Mood changes, particularly irritability or getting angry easier may also indicate that the person has experienced a concussion. Other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, vision problems, slurred speech, and coordination issues may also indicate that the person has suffered a concussion.
If you suspect that you or a family has a concussion, be sure to visit a doctor right away.
If the injury was caused by someone else’s actions, contact us. Even if you are not sure if you have a personal injury claim, we can provide you with a free consultation.