At Kaufman Law, P.C., we help clients who have suffered from numerous types of serious and catastrophic injuries. A brain injury is arguably one of the more severe, as the effects of it can run a full range. Some people only experience temporary symptoms; on the other end of the spectrum, someone might suffer a concussion and experience lifelong complications.
What Are the Symptoms of a Concussion?
A concussion most often results after a traumatic blow to the head. It occurs most frequently in injury cases, such as a car collision. It can also happen to slip and falls where the person falls on his or her head—a fall from heights, for example. It might also happen to athletes who play contact sports, such as football or wrestling.
Concussions can affect people in the following ways:
- Cognitive functions—difficulty with focus, memory, or attention
- Physical functions—patients might suffer from headaches, blurry vision, and motor difficulty
- Emotional functions—changes in mood, slower to react to situations
- Sleeping patterns—he or she might feel compelled to sleep more often
It is not always clear when someone suffers a concussion. The individual might not lose consciousness after impact. Some people do not visit doctors immediately after the incident. Even still, sometimes a doctor might not even issue an MRI or CT scan unless it is for extreme cases.
Can I Recover from a Concussion?
Most of the time, people can recover fairly well from mild concussions. However, as Atlanta personal injury attorneys with over 35 years of experience, we cannot stress enough the importance of proper medical attention and speaking honestly with your doctor about your symptoms. The doctor can help determine the extent of the concussion; a serious head or brain injury can heal improperly and lead to serious problems for your health later on down the line.
Once you have determined the right course of treatment, you may be wondering if there are legal remedies as well to help you find financial compensation. If yours or a loved one’s brain injury occurred because of negligence, you can always discuss your legal options. We are on your side and are willing to help you find the compensation that you deserve.
Contact our Atlanta injury team at Kaufman Law, P.C. today by calling (678) 712-1115.