Watch a classic movie scenario regarding a concussion and it typically goes something like this:
Good person is hit on the head from a coward who sneaks up behind him or her. Good person then faints, awakening hours later only to remember absolutely nothing. The ensuing amnesia (temporary, of course) is worth a good laugh.
Unfortunately, a concussion is not always so simple in real life. The cause, symptoms, and resulting injuries can look quite different for any two victims of a Maryland auto accident.
You should know that a concussion is much more than simply losing consciousness. In fact, many people who suffer a concussion don’t lose consciousness at all. Other signs that you or someone you love may have had a concussion include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurry vision or seeing stars
- Trouble walking
- Muscle weakness
- Repeating yourself
Any injury to the head should be taken seriously. It used to be common opinion that a concussion was a mild injury that didn’t require any treatment. However, if left untreated, a severe concussion can lead to brain trauma that leaves the victim with irreversible damage.
Not sure if the symptoms you’re seeing line up with a concussion? Err on the side of caution and call a doctor immediately. It’s always best to catch these things as soon as possible.
If you or someone you love has suffered a concussion as the result of a motorcycle crash in Silver Springs or the surrounding area, you may also want to speak with an experienced Maryland motorcycle accident attorney regarding your rights. For more information or a free consultation, call Nickelsporn & Lundin at 1-800-875-9700.
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