What is a Concussion?
A concussion is considered a mild form of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs occur when a bump, blow, or jolt to the head causes the brain to hit against the skull. After sustaining a head injury, whether it feels minor or not, it’s critical to get immediate medical attention to ensure it doesn’t turn into something more serious that could pose long-term complications. Here’s what you need to know.
The Warning Signs a Concussion Could be Getting Worse
When it comes to traumatic brain injuries after a severe accident, sometimes symptoms may not show up for days or weeks later. This is why it’s critical to seek medical attention even if you are feeling “fine.” The following are some warning signs that a concussion may be more serious than you think:
- One pupil is more dilated than the other
- Drowsy or not able to wake up
- Headaches that get worse or don’t go away
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness
- Decreased coordination
- Confusion, restlessness, agitation
- Loss of consciousness
Top Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The leading causes of TBIs are:
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Act of violence
- Sports or recreational injuries
- Explosive blasts or military combat
TBIs that are left untreated could pose long-term risks such as memory loss, seizures, as well as mood and personality changes. Getting proper care can mitigate the risks.
Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury? Bandas Law Firm, P.C. is Here For You.
Suffering a brain injury can be a harrowing experience, and the healing process can be long and painful. When a TBI happens due to the negligent actions of another party, we are here to help you hold them accountable. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, we are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers are highly experienced in handling traumatic brain injury cases. We’ll be in your corner every step of the way and support you when going through a difficult time.
Contact Bandas Law Firm, P.C. today at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we can assist you.