What You Need to Know about Concussions
Concussions occur when a person’s brain hits the inside of their skull hard enough to disrupt normal neural activity. This is an extremely serious condition and if your only education on the topic comes from Hollywood movies, it may be time to take a closer look at the subject. Below, we have outlined five things that you need to know about concussions.
- All brain injuries are serious: Medically speaking, a doctor might describe a concussion as “mild”; however, that does not mean that there are only mild health risks associated with the condition. Concussions describe an injury to your brain that may result in permanent damage. Do not make the mistake of giving this situation any less than your full attention.
- Common symptoms: While every injury is unique and may affect a person differently, there are several symptoms typical of concussions. Symptoms can include dizziness, headaches, nausea, mood swings, and reduced bodily sensations. It can sometimes be difficult to recognize these symptoms for what they are. For example, if you are not familiar with dealing with concussions, a persistent headache and nausea together may not set off any alarm bells.
- Loss of consciousness does not need to occur: Despite common portrayals in the media of these injuries occurring after substantial head trauma, a concussion can result without a person ever losing consciousness. After any blow to the head, it is important to consider the possibility that serious damage may occur.
- Severity may not be immediately apparent: One of the more dangerous aspects of these injuries is that the full extent of a person’s damage is not always obvious. Symptoms can continue to develop and present themselves days after an accident occurs. Only a medical professional will be able to accurately diagnose your condition and recommend an appropriate course of treatment.
- Concussions can last for weeks: After an injury, your brain will need time to heal; however, the amount of rest you may need to make a full recovery can depend on the severity of the damage. To reduce the risk of permanent injury, avoid any unnecessary mental or physical strain until a doctor gives you the all clear.
If you have suffered a concussion or other traumatic injury through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim monetary compensation for your damages. At Fieger Law, we have been representing the injured since 1950 and have secured numerous record-breaking settlements for our clients. When you need effective legal advocates, our Michigan personal injury attorneys can help you through every step of the claims process.
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