At Finbury & Sullivan, P.C., we understand how serious a concussion can be. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be worried about the potential short-term and long-term effects of a brain injury. Even a small collision can result in moderate to serious damage to the brain: When the head is suddenly jolted or bounced back and forth, the brain can be bruised by the action, resulting in a traumatic brain injury.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the symptoms of a mild to moderate concussion can be subtle and easy to miss, but may worsen over time if not treated properly. Sometimes brain injury symptoms don’t show up until weeks or months after an accident. The signs of a traumatic brain injury can include:
- Irritability, anxiety and nervousness.
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering or thinking clearly.
- Dizziness, headaches, trouble balancing or vision problems.
- Lack of energy, trouble falling asleep or excessive sleeping.
In most cases, the effects of a mild to moderate concussion will diminish in time and your loved one can resume life as usual. However, sometimes even a mild concussion can have permanent results, such as memory loss, decreased mobility or the inability to continue working.
A traumatic brain injury can be devastating to your family both financially and emotionally. If an accident has resulted in a potentially life-changing brain injury, you should not have to deal with the repercussions on your own. For more information on concussions, please visit our brain injury page.