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Did You Suffer a Concussion in Your Accident?

Head injuries are caused in numerous ways. Many injuries to the head are quite serious and require immediate medical attention. A concussion is a type of head injury that can be minor or very serious.

Concussions are caused by blunt force trauma to the head. This type of injury can be caused by falling, sports accidents or in a car crashes. Most people assume a concussion is a minor injury, but any damage to the brain should be taken seriously.

When you suffer a concussion, you may or may not lose consciousness. Even a minor bump on the head can cause you to black out. Other symptoms of a concussion are:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Problems with sleeping
  • Depression
  • Amnesia
  • Slurred speech
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Ringing in the ears

Anyone who has suffered a blow to the head and is experiencing any of the above symptoms should be closely monitored for hours after the accident. If the symptoms worsen, the injured person should receive immediate medical care.

Typically, the most important thing you can do to recover from a concussion is to rest. This means you avoid physical exertion as well as activities that are mentally taxing or require focus and concentration. Your doctor may also recommend taking acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, for headaches.

If you have suffered a concussion or other head or brain injury in an accident, contact Rudberg Law Offices, LLC to learn what your legal options are for recovering your medical bills and other expenses.

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