Forsyth County Concussion Lawyers
Concussions have received a good deal of attention in the press lately and for very good reasons. These serious injuries are far more common and dangerous than many of us realize. Further, because the symptoms sometimes hide in plain sight, concussions are more likely to go undetected, resulting in them not being treated as effectively and efficiently as needed. If you’ve suffered a concussion in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, call an experienced Forsyth County concussion lawyer today.
Concussions are typically caused by a blow or impact to the head (or by the violent shaking of the head or upper body), and accidents of almost any kind can be the cause, including:
- Traffic accidents, such as car, truck, motorcycle, bike, scooter, and pedestrian accidents
- Accidents on the job (construction and factory workers are most susceptible)
- Slip and fall accidents (falls are the most common cause of concussions)
- Accidents related to school sports (especially high-impact sports like football and soccer)
Every suspected concussion should be taken seriously and should receive the immediate medical attention it deserves.
Signs and Symptoms of Concussions
Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the Mayo Clinic shares a wide range of symptoms that are commonly associated with these serious injuries, including:
- Having a headache
- Experiencing nausea and/or vomiting
- Becoming suddenly fatigued or drowsy
- Experiencing blurry vision
- Feeling confused or as if you are in a personal fog
- Feeling extremely dizzy (or seeing stars)
The onset of any one of these symptoms – after being involved in an accident of any kind – can be indicative of a concussion and necessitates immediate medical attention.
While concussions aren’t generally visible to the naked eye, there are some signs that can signal a concussion to the outside observer. These include:
- Slurring one’s speech
- Losing consciousness temporarily
- Responding to direct questions in a delayed manner
- Appearing dazed
- Exhibiting unusual forgetfulness, such as asking the same question repeatedly
Finally, it’s important to recognize that some symptoms that are indicative of a concussion can take hours or even days to appear, including:
- Problems with one’s concentration and/or memory
- Abrupt changes in one’s personality, such as increased irritability and hostility
- Increased sensitivity to light and noise and/or changes in one’s sense of taste and smell
- Problems sleeping
- Psychological symptoms, such as extreme mood shifts, signs of depression, emotional outbursts, and more
If – after an accident – you experience signs or symptoms that fall into any of these classifications, immediately seek the medical attention and the professional legal guidance you need.
It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Forsyth County Concussion Lawyer
Concussions are common but dangerous injuries, and if you’ve suffered one as the result of someone else’s negligence, the Cumming concussion lawyers at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland have the experience, compassion, and resources that you need on your side. We’re here to help you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 770-887-1209 for more information today.