Concussions have been in the news lately because of NFL players and the debilitating long-term effects they have faced after sustaining numerous concussions. Yet the majority of Americans don’t realize the seriousness of just ONE concussion. A concussion can be mild or severe, depending on the force of the impact, the area of the head affected, and the age of the victim. Yet even one concussion can cause long-term damage.
Concussions often occur after a car accident, sports injury, or slip and fall accident. Injured victims are often unaware that they are even injured. They may just not feel quite “right” or they may lose consciousness briefly or seem tired. Sometimes, the severity of the concussion isn’t known for hours–or even days.
Symptoms can vary greatly depending on the individual and the severity of the injury, but can include:
These symptoms can last longer than most people realize and can interfere with your daily activities. Sometimes concussion effects can linger and even have long-term effects. Research shows that even when the symptoms of a concussion appear to be gone–the brain is not 100% normal. Those with a history of concussions continue to display memory and attention deficits long after the initial injury.
Remember, it is impossible to gauge the seriousness of a head injury just by the way you feel. If you have sustained a head injury due to a traffic accident or a slip and fall accident, seek medical attention immediately and then contact a personal injury attorney. Concussions are more serious than you think.
Contact Miami Personal Injury Lawyer if you or someone you love has been injured in any type of accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, or anywhere in the State of Florida, you need an experienced Miami personal injury lawyer on your side. Contact the Dante Law Firm, P.A. to learn more about all of your legal options. Call us at 1-888-920-HURT or 305-949-2526 today to discuss your case.