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Concussion impacts might not be evident immediately

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can lead to a host of issues, but not all of those issues are evident right away. In some cases, a person can have a concussion and not realize that some of the minor things that are happening are due to this type of injury.

Sometimes, it is easy to confuse things like trouble remembering things and feeling like you have a foggy brain with just normal life. These are actually signs of a concussion that you should be aware of if you have suffered any type of brain trauma, even if your head is shaken but doesn't suffer a direct hit.

The symptoms of a concussion might not appear for days after the incident. You should beware of things like being more tired than normal or having more trouble concentrating than what you usually have. Being irritable and unable to sleep are also signs of a concussion that you need to watch for.

It is imperative to think carefully about what is going on. If there is a reason to think that you have suffered from a brain injury, you should visit a doctor for an evaluation. There are sometimes underlying issues that can be addressed to help you heal better after the injury.

When the injury is due to someone else's actions, you might decide to seek compensation. This may help you to recover financially from the unexpected expenses that you faced. It is imperative that you take action quickly since there are legal time limits that apply to these cases.

Source: University of Utah, "Concussions: How they Can Affect You Now and Later," accessed May 31, 2018

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