Concussions are very serious medical concern that can affect many different areas of one’s life—especially if sustained as a result of someone else’s recklessness or negligence. Accordingly, knowing how concussions present physically is integral to getting the treatment you need and, if necessary, legal help from an attorney. Keep the following signs and symptoms in mind if you encounter a situation in which a concussion may be present.
Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion
When it comes to concussions, symptoms can vary depending on how recently the injury occurred. In the time immediately after a concussion, you may experience nausea accompanied by vomiting, abnormal sleeping patterns (either too much or too little sleep), trouble with concentration, headache, irritability, and impaired balance.
Symptoms may worsen over the days following an injury. In this case, seeking out medical attention is crucial. Timely treatment can often mitigate the long-term effects of a concussion, and seemingly mild injuries may be more severe than initially suspected.
Preventative Measures You Can Take
There are also things you can do to prevent a concussion from occurring. When traveling by vehicle, you should always wear a seat belt in the event of a crash. Playing sports is also a common cause of concussion, which is why donning the appropriate protective gear (such as helmets) is vital. Of course, you may still suffer from an injury even if you take the proper precautions. If you’ve been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, contacting an attorney is crucial.
With more than 17 years spent helping clients in Dothan, AL, with an array of complex legal issues, The Gil Law Firm can help you navigate the challenges of making a personal injury claim. Attorney Rafael Gil III provides a personalized approach to help you reach the best possible conclusion for your case. Whether you have questions about disability, need help getting your finances in order, or suffered from a preventable injury, The Gil Law Firm can help. Schedule your consultation with this firm by calling (334) 673-0100 today. You can also visit the website for more information on personal injury. This firm serves clients in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.