A concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions can either be caused by a direct blow to the head or by a violent shaking of the head or body that injures the brain and disrupts normal brain function. In most cases, these types of injuries occur when the brain sustains sudden acceleration and deceleration, such as in an auto accident. Because MRIs, CT Scans, EEGs, and other neurological assessments do not always detect concussions, many accident victims remain unaware of their injuries.
Concussions can cause long-term or permanent physiological and emotional damages, and those risks increase with each successive occurrence. For this reason, it is important for individuals to understand concussions and how they can affect a person’s overall health. To help, our team at 911 Injured Now, Inc. has answered some frequently asked questions about concussions:
1. What Are Some Common Signs and Symptoms of Concussions?
There is a wide range of symptoms associated with concussions, including:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Easily confused
- Slowed thought processes
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Poor sleep
- Mood changes
- Difficulty with memory
- Lack of energy
- Poor balance
2. How Long Do Concussion Symptoms Last?
Most people who experience minor concussions recover a week after they have sustained injuries. However, according to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 80% of individuals recover within a month. Still, some experience symptoms longer than six weeks after the time of their injuries. Such individuals are often diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome.
3. What is Treatment Like for Individuals with Concussions?
Treatment plans can vary from person to person, depending on the severity and cause of the concussion. Because an individual can experience emotional, cognitive, and physical changes, it is important for each individual who has suffered head trauma to seek medical attention right away. A doctor can take the time to understand the cause, symptoms, and severity of the injury and determine which forms of treatment are necessary.
4. Should I Contact a Lawyer If Another Person is Responsible for the Cause of The Concussion?
If your concussion is a direct result of another person’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness, we urge you to get in touch with experienced legal representation right away. An attorney can help you pursue the monetary compensation needed to cover the costs of medical bills, physical therapy, emotional distress, lost wages, and more.
911 Injured Now, Inc. Can Assist You Today!
If you or someone you love has suffered a concussion that was caused during an accident, it is urgent that you seek medical treatment right away. You may be entitled to compensation for your accident-related injuries and concussion. Because you only have 14 days to act, it is urgent that you contact our team at 911 Injured Now, Inc. right away! We are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer you treatment and put you in touch with a lawyer in our network.
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