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Watching for concussion symptoms after an accident

There have been many news articles over the years about the issue of concussions, mostly because of concerns with football players, particularly in the National Football League. However, football players aren't the only ones who need to be worried about the potential danger of concussions. These serious brain injuries can affect anyone from any walk of life, particularly if they are involved in an accident of some kind, such as a car accident.

So, what happens if you don't know whether or not you have suffered a concussion after an accident? What concussion symptoms should Connecticut residents be on the lookout for? Well, some of the most obvious symptoms are dizziness, blurry vision, nausea and headaches. These types of symptoms typically occur in the immediate aftermath of suffering a concussion.

However, most people know that there can be delayed effects from concussions as well - symptoms that may not manifest until hours or even days after an accident. These symptoms, such as mood changes, memory issues and having trouble concentrating can all be signs that a person has suffered a concussion. Once a person has been diagnosed with a concussion, the most common form of treatment is rest. In fact, the injured victim should rest from both physical and mental activities to the fullest extent possible.

Brain injuries that are the result of an accident, like a concussion, need to receive the proper medical treatment as soon as possible. Other, more serious brain injuries can result in life-long negative impacts for the victim. In either case, it may be possible for the injured victim to recover financial compensation from the party who was responsible for causing the accident and injuries.

Source: wbrz.com, "Spotting the signs and symptoms of concussions," Jan. 6, 2018

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