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What to Do After a Concussion

We see concussions happen in sports and other physical activities on a somewhat regular basis. Often a concussion is dismissed as a temporary and relatively mild injury with no permanent ramifications. In reality, a concussion can have a serious and lasting damages.

After a concussion, you may feel foggy and tired. You may experience vomiting, nausea, dizziness, headaches, and a general feeling of frustration. It is important to recuperate from your injuries by resting after getting a full medical check up. This will allow the head injury to enter the healing process. The brain injury lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates can handle all aspects of your traumatic brain injury “TBI” litigation while you recover.

Following a concussion, it is important to:

  • avoid strenuous or physical activity
  • avoid executive functions or stressful mental situations
  • obtain rest through some relaxation to allow your brain to heal and recuperate from the injury
  • do not use handheld electronic devices or other stimuli such as cell phones, televisions, and video games.
  • seek out medical care including a neurologist or other doctor
  • resume normal day to day activities slowly and gradually
  • avoid alcohol

Just like each brain is unique, the recovery process after a concussion is different for each individual. The time it takes to recover varies from one week to several months.

A concussion can occur after many different types of accidents including:

If you or a loved one sustained a concussion due to any type of accident, contact the brain injury attorneys at the F&A accident law firm for an in-depth consultation at (212) 222-1111 or (866) ATTY LAW. We litigate brain injury matters on contingency meaning there is never a legal fee until we win money for you first. We also work with top medical experts who will help our client recover from their injuries while also allowing us to obtain maximum compensation by proving the full extent of damages at trial.