Suffering From a Concussion? Doctors Can Use These Tests to Assess the Severity

Posted by Amy FalconAug 16, 2023

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If you think you may have suffered a concussion after an accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Your healthcare provider can perform various tests to assess a concussion's severity. After seeking medical treatment, contact an experienced concussion injury attorney who can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Concussion Grades
Doctors Use Three Different Grades to Indicate the Severity of a Concussion:

Mild: Grade 1
Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, and nausea which will usually resolve quickly.

Moderate: Grade 2
Symptoms are similar to Grade 1 concussions but can last for a day or longer and may be accompanied by a brief loss of consciousness and ringing in the ears.

Severe: Grade 3
Symptoms can last multiple days or weeks and may be accompanied by vomiting, significant loss of consciousness, and memory loss.

Concussion Tests
Doctors use a variety of tests to assess the severity of a concussion and to provide an official diagnosis:

Cognitive Tests
These standard paper and pencil tests help doctors evaluate your memory and ability to concentrate.

Neurological Tests
Doctors may perform these physical exams to evaluate your vision, hearing, strength, balance, and coordination.

MRI and CT Scans
In severe cases, brain imaging can be used to identify bleeding, swelling, fractures, and other signs of damage.

An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Seek Compensation
If you believe you have suffered a concussion after an accident, an experienced concussion injury attorney can help you document your injuries and gather any evidence that you may need to seek compensation. They can also help you file an injury claim with the insurance company, calculate lost income and medical expenses, and if needed, take your case to trial.

Call Ackerman & Falcon Today
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Ackerman & Falcon will fight to make sure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Call us at (703) 288-1400 today for a free, no-obligation consultation, or send us a message about your case online.