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Signs that a concussion may be serious

A person who is in a car accident in Louisiana may suffer from a traumatic brain injury. This injury may not always be immediately apparent, so it is important to know the signs. It is also important to note whether someone who has been diagnosed with a concussion has lingering symptoms. In some cases, symptoms may appear weeks or months later, and people may be unaware of them. Children, teenagers and older adults are the most likely to suffer from long-term symptoms.

There are four major categories of symptoms. These are sleep disturbances, problems with thinking and remembering, emotional or mood disturbances, and physical symptoms. Physical symptoms include fatigue, issues with balance, noise or light sensitivity, headaches, blurry vision and dizziness. In the early stages, there may also be nausea and vomiting.

Some symptoms are possible signs of a medical emergency. If children have experienced a blow to the head and are crying inconsolably or they will not eat or nurse, they should be taken to the emergency room. Adults or children should get immediate medical care if they have had a blow to the head and are suffering from a lingering or worsening headache, slurred speech, weakness, lack of coordination, numbness, or multiple episodes of nausea or vomiting,

A brain injury can result in a permanent disability. When a person is injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver who was speeding, impaired by alcohol or drugs, or distracted by a cellphone, an attorney could assist the victim in seeking compensation for medical bills and other losses through a lawsuit filed against the at-fault motorist.

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