How long do concussion symptoms last?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. Though there are varying degrees, never assume that any brain injury a minor issue. A concussion happens when the most fragile and important organ in your body suffers trauma and reacts accordingly. This is always something to consider carefully after a car accident, a workplace fall or any other type of incident. 

If you do have a concussion, you may be wondering how long it takes to heal. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. It’s different for everyone. 

Will you feel better the next day after a concussion?

Some people will feel better the day after a concussion. Others have to deal with symptoms for a few days or even a week. This has been brought to light by changes in the NFL’s concussion protocol, which shows that some players have not even recovered after a week after a concussion — when it was previously thought that concussions were not particularly serious. 

In some cases, though, people have post-concussion symptoms that can last from three months to more than a year. The exact symptoms people face vary, as it depends on the part of the brain that was injured, but they could include attitude changes, mood swings, fatigue, difficulty with balance, memory problems and much more. These can be so serious that people need long-term care and cannot return to work. Their lives are altered for the long term. 

What can you do if you’ve been injured by someone’s negligence?

If you suffered any type of brain injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to know exactly what legal steps to take to seek fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and more

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