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I Have Sustained a Concussion in an Accident

Having a potential head injury as the result of an accident is nothing to take lightly. The signs may be subtle but the lasting impact is real and substantial. If you have a potentially sustained a head injury in an accident, get medical attention immediately. It is also recommended that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Experienced personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice has seen those affected by head injuries and knows the importance of handling these claims with care. He will take care of the legal implications of being injured in an accident while you focus on taking care of yourself and your health. There are several causes of head injuries such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip and falls. See below for a more detailed list.

How Do I Know If I Have Sustained a Concussion in an Accident?

Concussions are a common injury associated with:

    • Car accidents
    • Motorcycle accidents
    • Truck accidents
    • Bike accidents
    • Slip and falls
    • Sports injuries
    Falling objects

A concussion is often the result of a blow or bump to the head, however, it may also stem from a sudden jolting of the head. A head injury of any sort can have a serious impact on your everyday life. It is considered to be a mild traumatic brain injury and can even make you more susceptible to injury for years to come.

Getting the right treatment for a concussion is critical, but can be difficult as the symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and sneaky. The subtleness of concussion symptoms often leads people to not seek medical attention or for a medical provider to overlook this type of head injury. This is why it is very important to be fully forthcoming with your treating medical professional about any and all symptoms you may be experiencing after an accident.

Common concussion symptoms include:

    • Headaches
    • Lightheadedness
    • Nausea
    • Dizziness
    • Changes in personality
    • Changes in sleep patterns
    • Blurred vision
    • Sensitivity to light
    • Memory problems
    • Loss of ability to concentrate
    • Irritability
    • Depression

In more severe cases, someone who has sustained a concussion may lose consciousness.

If you seek a medical evaluation for a potential head injury like a concussion, your treating doctor or medical professional will need the full disclosure of your symptoms. A physical examination will likely follow. If your head injury is suspected of being more severe, you may be sent to undergo an MRI or CT scan. Some doctors will also use an eye test if a concussion is suspected.

Your doctor will assign a grade to your concussion. These are how concussions are categorized. Grade 1 concussion victims usually suffer from confusion for about 15 minutes after the accident. Grade 2 concussions will generally result in some temporary memory loss. Grade 3 concussions mean that the individual lost consciousness for several minutes and may have exhibited some behavioral changes.

Helping those Accident Victims with Head Injuries

Like any type of injury, head injuries can vary in severity. That being said, they should never be taken lightly and you should always seek out the proper medical attention Medical expenses and other costs may inevitably follow an accident, but personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice is here to do everything he can to see that the at-fault party who caused the accident covers these things. You are legally entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries you have sustained in an accident caused by the negligence of another. Contact Michael LoGiudice, LLP today.

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