Any injury sustained to the head can result in serious harm and can cause long-lasting, even light-threatening effects. A concussion is caused by trauma to the head and may lead to other, more serious problems, especially if your injury was severe or you have suffered a concussion before. If the injury you sustained was the result of another person’s negligence or error, they should be held liable for their carelessness. Know what signs to look for of you or someone you know suffers an injury to the head so that you can ensure they seek the medical and legal help they need.
While concussions may not seem terribly serious, if they are not properly treated they could lead to significant brain damage. In order to protect your health in the event of an emergency, know the signs of a concussion.
If you or someone you love suffers head damage, look for the following symptoms of a concussion:
- Altered pupil size or strange eye behavior
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Problems with basic motor skills
- Unreasonable fatigue or insomnia
- Changes in behavior or mood swings, usually including irritability or anxiety
- Sensitivity to noise, motion, and/or light
- Chronic or severe headaches
- Inability to think clearly, or loss of memory
Should you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself or in someone you know following a head injury, seek medical help immediately, as it could lead to a serious brain injury. Even if you do not notice theses symptoms, after any car, work, or other type of accident it is a good idea to visit a doctor to ensure your health is not compromised.
If you or someone you love suffered a concussion in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact the Law Office of Marshall Silberbergfor legal help.