Recently, there has been a lot of attention given to concussions in both youth and professional sports – specifically, contact sports like football. It seems like there is a new story breaking every few days about a player who has suffered a serious head injury. The fact that this type of injury is getting media coverage is important. A concussion is classified as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and should always be considered a serious medical issue. Research is starting to show that a person who experiences multiple concussions is likely to see a future impact on their brain functioning.
While there are varying degrees of severity when it comes to TBIs, if you remotely suspect that you’ve suffered a concussion, contact a medical professional for an exam immediately. The difficult aspect of a TBI is that sometimes it’s difficult to tell if you have actually suffered one. Understanding the signs that indicate you’ve suffered a concussion is the first step in seeking treatment.
A concussion is caused when a severe hit to the head causes your brain to move rapidly back and forth, hitting your skull. Common causes of a concussion include playing contact sports (like football, wrestling, or soccer), falling and hitting your head, or a direct impact in a traffic accident. In some cases, a concussion will be apparent immediately. You’ll experience loss of consciousness, memory loss, lack of balance, or lose the ability to speak. Other times the symptoms of a concussion might not be so obvious. Sometimes symptoms will go away in a short period of time but in more serious cases, the symptoms can last for weeks or months.
If this is the question that you’re asking, here are a few immediate signs that you might have suffered a concussion:
Other symptoms might be delayed and could show up hours or days after the head injury. Some of these include:
If you believe that you have suffered a TBI in the Stamford, CT area, your first step should be to seek immediate medical attention. Once your condition has stabilized and you’ve been released from your doctor’s care, contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, LLC. Oftentimes, another individual or company is liable for the injury you’ve incurred. We have extensive experience working directly on traumatic brain injury cases and will help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call us today at 203-348-2465 to schedule a consultation. We will review your case and work to achieve the best possible resolution.