A concussion, or a traumatic brain injury, can be the result of various accidents. Car wrecks, sports injuries or a slip and fall are all common acts that result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Each concussion case is different and recovery times vary for each injured person.
Should I seek medical attention or wait for my symptoms to get better?
If you are questioning your symptoms, it’s always wise to seek medical advice. Although most TBI patients have dizziness and headaches for a day or more and then recover, a small percentage of injured people can actually bleeding or a blood clot that can become life threatening.
Because there is no single, objective method of diagnosing a TBI, your doctor will need to look at many variables. Some symptoms that may indicate a more serious case of TBI include:
Loss of consciousness
Loss of memory
Feeling foggy or confused
Most people that suffer from a concussion are fully recovered within a week or two, but it is possible to have long-term effects from a TBI or an injury to the soft tissue. Because the person affected by the concussion is often dazed and not able to use good judgment, if family members or friends notice serious symptoms, they should immediately seek professional help. Wichita offers many medical practices adept in successfully handling traumatic brain injuries such as Via Christi and Wesley Medical Center.
If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
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