When a person slips and falls in Mississippi, it may not sound serious at first. After all, people fall all of the time with little to no serious outcome. This is not always the case, however. In fact, a simple slip and fall can lead to serious consequences. Say that you slip, fall and hit the back of your head against the ground. This can easily result in a concussion. WebMD describes a concussion as a common traumatic brain injury.

Concussions occur when the brain jolts or an impact or shake causes the brain to move inside the skull. Concussions can lead to bruising, nerve injury and damage to blood vessels. If this occurs, you may lose consciousness, may have difficulty with your sight and may be confused.

The problem with a concussion is that the concussion is not always easy to diagnose. There are no physical signs of a concussion. Yes, more than likely, if you have a concussion, you will also have bruising on your head. Unfortunately, this can also occur when you do not have a concussion. The signs of a concussion may last for only a few minutes, while others last longer.

Some of the symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Balance problems
  • Clumsiness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Memory loss
  • Blurred vision

By no means are these the only symptoms of a concussion. In some instances, you may catch yourself speaking with slurred speech, you may feel sluggish compared to normal and you may be stuck with a ringing in your ears.

None of the above information is to be interpreted as legal advice. It is for educational purposes only.