When people are playing sports, riding bicycles, or even walking through a construction site, they are at risk of suffering some sort of head injury. A common and non-fatal injury that people typically experience when participating in these activities is a concussion.
Concussions result from some sort of head impact – for example, colliding with another person on the playing field or falling off your bicycle onto you head. While these injuries are not life-threatening, they do pose the potential to leave the incapacitated individual with temporary or even permanent brain damage.
When someone has taken a relatively severe blow to the head, that person may have suffered a concussion. There are certain signs to watch out for after a head injury which indicate possible concussive damage. Common symptoms of concussions include the following:
Depending on the severity of the injury, the symptoms may differ in affected individuals. Those who have suffered more serious impacts may experience these aftereffects for a prolonged period of time.
If you or someone you know may have suffered a concussion injury, there are certain at-home treatments that can be utilized prior to attaining professional medical help. Always get a medical professional to examine someone who may have concussive damage. While you are waiting to see the doctor, however, you can apply ice to the impacted are to reduce swelling and pain. Avoid using blood-thinning pain relievers such as Aspirin; use acetaminophens instead.
To learn more about concussions and what you can do in the case of a concussion resulting from negligence, please contact the Green Bay personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.