What Are the Warning Signs That I May Have Suffered a Brain Injury After a Fall

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What are the Warning Signs That I May Have Suffered a Brain Injury After a Fall?
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As experienced New Jersey and New York fall injury lawyers, we know that trip, slip and fall accidents can result in significant injuries that may not be readily apparent in the minutes following your fall. Accordingly, it is important to recognize the warning signs of a traumatic brain injury and to seek prompt medical attention if you exhibit brain injury symptoms after a fall. Common symptoms include:
  • Headaches;
  • Nausea or vomiting;
  • Memory loss;
  • Seizures;
  • Bleeding;
  • Vision impairment; and
  • Any evidence of physical trauma to the neck or head.

Even if you do not experience any of these symptoms, it is important to consult with a doctor if you are over the age of 60. Also, if young children have been injured, they may be unable to articulate their symptoms. These two age groups are at increased risk of injury.

Further, if you experience any symptoms that cause you concern, whether or not they are on the list above, you should contact a medical professional for an evaluation after a fall.