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Concussions Can Have Lasting Consequences

Concussions can have lasting consequences. Know what to do if someone else’s negligence causes you to have a concussion.

Concussions Can Have Lasting Consequences

A concussion is a type of brain injury that occurs when your head contacts another object and causes your head to move back and forth rapidly. Head injuries are common in car accidents, falls, assaults, and recreational sports. It is important to see a doctor immediately if you suffer head trauma and you lose consciousness, have a headache, experience light sensitivity, or become irrational. Most people who sustain a concussion will recover quickly. Recovery time is longer when you have had a prior concussion or if the impact force is particularly strong. Treatment for these injuries usually involves rest and abstaining from physical activity.

Danger During Recovery

As you recover from a concussion, it is important to have a family member or close friend nearby. Complications can occur. A life-threatening blood clot can form after you suffer a concussion. The people checking on you should seek immediate medical attention if they observe any of the following symptoms:

  • Drowsiness
  • One pupil is larger than the other
  • Seizures
  • Failure to recognize people and places
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Severe headaches
  • Loss of consciousness

Thorp Law Can Help You Recover

Concussion injuries usually result in medical bills and lost wages. If someone causes you to suffer a concussion, you need to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Thorp Law has extensive experience fighting for victims of concussions and other brain injuries. Our team of lawyers will work hard to build your case so you can recover.