Concussions have the potential of being dangerous injuries. The CDC states that concussions are “caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging the brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain”.
Concussions may occur as a result of a car accident or even a workplace injury. Either way, it is crucial to seek medical attention first. Although concussion may range from mild to severe, the effects can be considered serious.
Some symptoms of a concussion may include:
- A headache or “pressure” in the head.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Balance problems or dizziness, or double or blurry vision.
- Bothered by light or noise.
- Confusion, or concentration or memory problems.
- Loss of consciousness
- Mood changes
If you have been injured in a car accident or injured while on the job, first seek immediate medical attention to prevent subsequent personal injuries. You may also want to consult with a personal injury attorney, such as Hensley Law Firm, that deals with cases of this nature.