After a truck accident, you may notice signs of disorientation or even bouts of pain.
A concussion is a serious medical problem, and knowing the common symptoms of one can help you stay safe.
According to the Mayo Clinic, common signs of a concussion include continued moments of confusion or fuzziness. You may have trouble concentrating on what is going on around you, or you may struggle to hold a normal conversation.
This “mental fog” can leave you acting differently than normal. One way to determine if you need medical attention is to ask people around you if they noticed any change in speech or increased forgetfulness in the recent weeks or days. Sometimes, it is easier for others to notice these problems than for you to notice them in yourself.
If you notice an odd sensitivity to lights or increased sleeping problems, you may be suffering from a concussion. This issue affects your sense of smell and taste as well, which may leave you feeling easily irritable.
Symptoms of a concussion may not always appear immediately after an accident, so these problems may only start to become noticeable a few days or weeks after the initial injury.
Pain and emergency signs
More intense symptoms can include bleeding, bouts of nausea and intense headaches. You may also have problems with ringing in your ears or different pupil sizes.
Falling or tripping easily can also be a sign of disorientation, since any brain trauma affects your balance. The signs of a concussion are important to know, not only for yourself but for anyone else involved in a truck accident.