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What are the common signs of a concussion?

There is never a good time to hit your head, as this can lead to a variety of injuries. A concussion is a serious head injury, especially if you don't receive immediate medical treatment.

It's important to understand the most common signs of a concussion, as this will allow you get help without delay. For example, if you strike your head in a car accident, you need to realize that a concussion is a very real possibility.

Here are the most common signs and symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Feeling of pressure in the head
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Appearing dazed
  • Fatigue
  • Delayed response

Sometimes all of these signs of a concussion are present. Other times, however, you may only experience one or two. It's also important to remember that concussion symptoms do not always present immediately following a blow to the head.

For example, you could be part of a car accident and feel perfectly fine in the minutes that follow. However, later in the day, you begin to realize that something is wrong.

With this in mind, it's better to be safe than sorry. Once you receive a medical exam, you can better understand what's going on and how to treat your injuries. A concussion is a serious injury that can lead to more trouble if left untreated.

Once you receive treatment, take time to examine the accident and what happened on the road. If another driver was responsible for the crash, learn more about your legal rights and the steps that you can take to seek compensation for medical care, lost wages and more.

Source: Mayo Clinic, "Concussion," accessed Feb. 28, 2018

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