As Maryland rings in a new year, some unfortunate residents may be suffering from last year’s injuries. Concussions are a common type of head injury, but local doctors warn victims not to overdo it during the busy holiday season. In the time immediately following such an injury, it can be difficult to determine what long-term woes a victim may face.
Experts advise that people who have suffered a head injury should feel free to celebrate holidays with family and friends, but it is important to remain vigilant and listen to signs your body may be giving you. It is advisable to stick to a schedule that allows about eight hours of sleep per night. Large crowds and noise may exacerbate symptoms, so victims may want to avoid bustling malls and, perhaps, shop during times when crowds are minimal.
Flashy lights and loud music may cause pain or dizziness. Headphones and sunglasses may reduce the risk of being in an environment that features such things. Sugar can also worsen damage to the brain and other organs, so use caution when indulging in sugary treats or alcoholic beverages. During the winter months, inclement weather is not uncommon. Wearing sturdy shoes with non-slip soles can help prevent a fall that might result in a bump to the head.
Head injury victims should follow advice from medical professionals, but it may also be a good idea to get some advice from a friendly Maryland attorney. If a head injury resulted from the careless or negligent action of another party, a victim may have legal recourse. Bringing a case to court can open doors for a victim to claim any damages or compensation that may be appropriate to cover medical bills, loss of wages due to inability to work, and other expensive ramifications of suffering a head injury.