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Are Concussions a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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What is a Concussion?

While a concussion is categorized as a mild traumatic brain injury and may come without acute symptoms, it can lead to severe complications if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know to stay protected.

Should You Worry About a Concussion?

Concussions should be taken very seriously. In some cases, someone who has a concussion may not even know it. Some concussions can take hours or days for any symptoms to surface. That’s why it’s critical to seek medical care after a car accident, fall, or any other event that caused trauma to the head. An untreated concussion can lead to long-term problems, such as:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Memory issues
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Mood swings
  • Brain fog

How Do You Know If You Have a Concussion?

You may have a concussion if you are experiencing the following:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness or headaches
  • Memory problems
  • Fatigue or irritability
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sleep difficulties

Did a Motor Vehicle Accident Cause Your Brain Injury? Contact Us Today.

Catastrophic injuries, such as a TBI, can mean a long and painful recovery process. When your brain injury was caused by an accident due to a negligent driver, let us be your advocate in holding them responsible. From treatments and therapies to hospital and doctors’ visits, the medical costs can be financially overwhelming for you and your family. Learn your rights to pursue compensation for your injuries.

Contact Peterson & Associates, at 816-888-8888 to speak with an attorney about your potential case.