How can you know if your child has a concussion?

Written on behalf of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP

Incredible Attorneys Who Actually Care.

Meet the Team →
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Having your kids play sports after school is good for them in many ways. It teaches valuable skills and keeps them active.

However, sports, especially ones that involve physical contact, can be dangerous for your children. Sports like tackle football, soccer and hockey, among others, pose a few risks to your children. You might be worried about your children suffering a concussion during their after school activities.

You’ve seen your child get tackled and hit on the head with the ball before, but how do you know if this was enough to cause a concussion?

Signs of a concussion in children

If your child is displaying one or more of the following symptoms, you may need to take them to the doctor immediately. Symptoms of a concussion in children include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Blurry/double vision
  • Light/noise sensitivity
  • Feeling tired or dazed/trouble sleeping
  • Confusion or memory issues
  • Slow responsiveness
  • Significant changes in mood, personality or behavior

What should you do?

Concussions are dangerous to any individual. Children in particular could suffer some serious health consequences if a concussion goes untreated. If your child does not get enough rest and recuperation, they can develop serious complications.

If your child is displaying any of the previously mentioned symptoms, you will want to take them to a doctor right away for an official diagnosis.

If they are diagnosed with a concussion, they should get plenty of rest and take a break from physical activity. They may also need to have adjustments made at school and in other activities.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

View All Videos

Video Center
01 06

View All Practice Areas

Core Practice Areas

Motor

Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.

Cata-
strophic

& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.

Sexual

Abuse & Molestation

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Sports

injuries

Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.

Brain

& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.

Other

Practice areas

The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

Scroll to Top
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Call ASWLLP Now

(415) 421-7995