Concussions are a fairly common injury today, especially in sports like basketball and football, or as a result from a car accident or slip and fall. Though professional athletes have expensive equipment, and trainers to treat the problems, average people do not always have the means of protection to limit this injury. Here are three signs to look out for in order to tell if you or someone you know has a concussion.
One of the main symptoms with a concussion is a loss of consciousness. If someone gets hit in the head, it does not always mean they have a concussion. However, if someone gets hit in the head and is knocked out following the injury, they likely have a concussion worth getting checked out.
A very common symptom of a concussion is impaired reaction times. People with serious concussions often have a slower reaction time than those who do not have a concussion. If you or someone you know has gotten hit in the head recently, and now faces impaired reaction times, they should be looked at right away.
Forgetting What Happened
Often a very common sign of a bad concussion is when the individual forgets the events surrounding the injury. Say someone gets hit in the head hard, and when they get up (or wake up if they were unconscious), they cannot remember anything immediately surrounding the event. Typically, with time, the injured person will be able to start remembering moments leading up to the event, but not in severe cases. If you or someone you know has just hit their head, and is having trouble remembering moments leading up to the event, it is important to get that they get checked out right away.
If you or someone you know is questioning a concussion, it is certainly better to get it checked out and be safe. If you did injure yourself due to the negligence of another, it is important to find an experienced attorney to see if there is a case to be made. Contact The Paris Firm today to schedule a consultation.