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What Are Common Concussion Symptoms?

Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-May-2015

Do you think you may have a concussion, perhaps in a car accident, but you are not sure? Many people don't realize that they have a concussion immediately or at all, especially since this type of brain injury is usually a closed injury -- there is no open wound -- so it's not always clear that you've even been hurt. If you experience any of the following, you could have a concussion:

  • Issues with your memory, such as blank gaps between events
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling confused and disoriented
  • Blacking out at the scene
  • Slurring your words
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Fatigue and a general sense of feeling run down and exhausted
  • Problems processing and answering questions
  • Difficulty tracking movements with your eyes
  • Feeling overly sensitive to noises and light
  • Notable changes in your personality
  • A ringing sound in your ears or seeing bright lights, especially right after impact

More and more research has been coming out suggesting that there are significant long-term impacts that come from concussions. However, many of these symptoms will show up right away or they may be delayed by a few hours or even a number of days. Watch for all of them in the wake of a car accident to see if you have been injured in ways that you didn't realize at first.

If you have, it may be possible to seek compensation for your injuries, so it's good to know about all of your legal rights and the steps you can take to obtain this compensation in Texas.

Source: Mayo Clinic, "Symptoms," accessed May. 22, 2015

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