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Are concussions serious?

On Behalf of | Dec 23, 2022 | Catastrophic Injuries

If you’ve been caught up in a vehicular collision, then there is a high chance that your head has suffered some form of trauma. If you have an external wound, then it will be obvious that you need urgent medical attention. However, the trouble with head injuries is that they are not always immediately apparent.

Concussion is a term that is often mistakenly perceived as a minor injury. While there are more severe head injuries, all injuries of this type are serious and concussion is typically considered to be a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). What are some of the more common symptoms?

Visual symptoms

The brain is the nerve center of your body and any form of head trauma can affect the way that you see. Concussion is commonly associated with blurred vision, floaters as well as sensitivity to light.

Motor symptoms

A concussion can also impact your movement in various parts of the body. You may struggle to keep your balance or walk at a usual pace. You might even notice that your speech has become stunted and you’re struggling to get words out.

Personality changes

As well as physical symptoms, a concussion can also affect your mood and behavior. You may become irritable with your friends and family or not really feel like doing much day-to-day.

How long does it last?

The good news is that with prompt medical attention, concussion is very treatable. Generally, people will recover within a month. Nonetheless, a failure to seek medical care can result in complications which then require more extensive treatment. It’s also important to note that the symptoms of concussion could be a precursor for a more serious condition. This is why medical intervention is pivotal after any form of head injury.

If you have suffered a head injury because of a crash caused by another perons’ negligence, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Seek some legal guidance to find out what your options are.