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Signs you should see a Doctor after a Blow to the Head

Many times, Americans bump their heads and think nothing of it.  However, after any type of blow to the head, you should always pay attention for certain warning signs and symptoms that may indicate that you have suffered a traumatic brain injury.  A traumatic brain injury is damage to the brain, such as a concussion, damaged brain tissue, damaged nerves, or bleeding on the brain.  The signs and symptoms will vary depending on where the injury occurred on your brain, the type of damage, and the severity of the damage.  Therefore, if you hit your head and experience unusual symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.  Furthermore, if you suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by someone else, you should always contact a Fayette County brain injury attorney to see if you can recover for your injuries.

 

Medical diagnosis and treatment is important for a brain injury to heal in a timely fashion.  Therefore, do not delay seeking medical attention if you suffer from any of the following symptoms:

 

  • Unusual or worsening headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Trouble expressing your thoughts in words
  • Problems with balance
  • Inability to fall asleep
  • Vision problems
  • Trouble understanding instructions
  • Problems with concentration
  • Unusual emotional reactions
  • Other  physical difficulties

 

These are only some of the most common signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, as they may vary with each individual situation.  However, if you suffered a brain injury in an accident, getting a proper diagnosis and treatment will help allow you to recover the money you deserve from the responsible party.  Furthermore, if you have an undiagnosed brain injury and then suffer another hit on the head, your chances of suffering another, more severe traumatic brain injury significantly increase.  You do not want to risk extending symptoms any longer than necessary, and you likely want to be properly compensated for the injury you have sustained.

 

After seeking medical treatment, you should always contact a brain injury lawyer to help you file a personal injury lawsuit.  Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for help today.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia