Head injuries caused by an accident can be devastating and far-reaching. The consequences of a head injury range from mild to severe, including impaired brain function and long-term disability or even death. Symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision, nausea, confusion and difficulty with coordination may appear right away or develop gradually over time. It is important to seek medical attention immediately following any head injury, even if the symptoms appear mild. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent more serious complications from developing. The long-term effects of a head injury often require lifelong care, including physical and emotional therapy, medications and special equipment. Taking steps to avoid accidents is the best way to protect yourself or your loved ones from the devastating effects of head injuries.