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Do I Have a Concussion? Common Warning Signs & Symptoms

A concussion is one of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). A TBI is caused by an external force, such as a blow, jolt, or puncture, that injures the head and affects brain function. Like most TBIs, the severity of a concussion can range from mild to severe.

In personal injury cases, concussions are typically caused by an accident such as a car wreck or a slip and fall. However, a brain injury like a concussion can result from many types of accidents, so if you have been involved in any incident that could have affected your head, it is best to visit a doctor to be safe. Our Florida brain injury attorney explains the most common signs and symptoms of a concussion so you know exactly what to look out for.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of brain injury that affects brain function. The effects are usually minor and temporary but may affect an individual’s ability to concentrate and remember things. If not treated promptly, a concussion can lead to more serious side effects.

Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion

Signs of a concussion can be somewhat difficult to detect if you are experiencing one. This is because a concussion often results in disorientation or unconsciousness. Even just feeling slightly off following a head injury may signal that you are suffering from a concussion, so when in doubt, head to the doctor for a checkup. Fortunately, there are some clear symptoms that may help you identify a concussion.

If you have a concussion, you may experience the following:

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Headache or pressure in the head
  • Memory lapses
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Sluggishness or drowsiness

If you believe someone you know is suffering from a concussion, look for the following signs:

  • They appear stunned or dazed
  • They are moving more clumsily than usual
  • They exhibit behavioral or personality changes
  • They have difficulty remembering what happened just before or after their accident
  • They lose consciousness, even briefly
  • They respond to questions slowly or have speech problems
  • They seem to be having trouble remembering or retaining new information

If you suspect you or a loved one has a concussion, head to the doctor immediately. Symptoms may not always show up right away, and if left untreated they can get worse.

Have you recently been in an accident that may have resulted in a concussion? We highly recommend seeing a doctor and then contacting our Florida brain injury attorney in Panama City for a free case evaluation. We can help you secure the funds you need to pay for your medical bills and other accident-related expenses.

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