Should I be concerned if I have suffered a concussion?
Concussions are the most common kind of head injury, affecting millions of people in the US every year. Known as a mild traumatic brain injury, concussions are generally caused by bumps, blows or jolts to the head or body, causing the brain to move in the skull and affect normal brain functionality. While frequently associated with sports-related accidents, they can also be caused by assaults, car accidents, slip and falls and falling objects. Depending on the extent of the injury and the quality of care received, consequences can range from mild discomfort to severe and long-term health problems.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a concussion, the medical and financial consequences could potentially affect your life for years to come. If the injury was caused by another party’s reckless or negligent actions, you may be able to hold them accountable for the losses you have experienced. To learn more, call the head injury attorneys of the Ruth Law Team at 888-345-5849.
Symptoms of Concussions
The short-term symptoms of a concussion may include brief loss of consciousness, memory loss and blurred vision. In mild cases, these symptoms should fade with time. Sadly, not all those who suffer a concussion are as fortunate. Some develop additional problems over time, including:
- Persistent memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Nausea and fatigue
- Hypersensitivity to light
- Increased irritation and aggression
- Post-concussive syndrome (headaches that last weeks or months after the injury)
- Increased risk for cumulative concussion syndrome (severe medical and psychological problems caused by multiple concussions)
When symptoms like these persist, they can significantly interfere with your your overall quality of life. Fortunately, help is available to you. For 35+ years, our Florida injury lawyers will work hard to win the compensation you need for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and potentially more.
What seems like a small bump or jolt could result in something more serious. If you’ve hit your head, consider seeking medical treatment right away so a knowledgeable physician can properly treat you. Pursuing justice when you are already coping with the consequences of a head injury can be frustrating. Our brain and bodily injury attorneys can provide the experienced guidance and information you need to efficiently seek fair compensation when you’ve been injured through no fault of your own. Contact the offices of the Ruth Law Team at 888-345-5849.