What You Need to Know About Concussions

A concussion is a type of brain injury that is caused by a severe blow to the head or body, which causes the brain to impact the skull. While there is spinal fluid that acts as a cushion to prevent your brain from being damaged, sometimes it’s not enough. Concussions aren’t always serious, but when they are, a person can experience lifelong complications.

Below are a few symptoms of concussions and how they can affect you:

  • Cognitive functions: Difficulty with focus, memory, or attention
  • Physical functions: Headaches, blurry vision, and motor difficulty
  • Emotional functions: Changes in mood, slower reaction to situations
  • Sleeping patterns: Longer periods of sleep than usual

When someone suffers a concussion, it isn’t always obvious. A person might not lose consciousness after the impact, and as a result, they do not visit the doctor immediately after the incident. Even then, a doctor might not issue an MRI or CT scan because the concussion is not apparent enough.

Fortunately, most of the time people recover fairly well from mild concussions. However, that’s not the case for every accident. One of the most important things you can do after a brain injury is to reach out for medical attention and speak honestly with your doctor about your symptoms. If you tell your doctor you feel fine, they may dismiss you without properly testing you, so the most important thing you can do is give as much detail. An improperly healed concussion can result in serious problems for your immediate and future health.

If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion as the result of someone else’s negligence, please contact our San Jose personal injury lawyers at Habbas & Associates today. We are on your side and are willing to help you find the compensation that you need and deserve.

Call (888) 387-4053 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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