Did You Know…
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) contributes to about 30% of all injury deaths in the United States. In fact, the CDC estimates that 1.6 – 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur in the United States every year. From 2006 – 2010, falls were the leading cause of TBI, accounting for 40 percent of all TBIs in the U.S. that resulted in an Emergency Room visit, hospitalization or death. The gravity of a TBI can range from severe loss of consciousness or memory loss after an injury to the more common, mild cases, known as Concussions. However, even through Concussions are often times not life threatening, if left untreated, they can leave you with years of pain and suffering.
What is a Concussion?
According to the CDC, a Concussion is a type of TBI that is a mild traumatic brain injury, resulting in a temporary condition or loss of functioning. Usually, most will recover quickly from a Concussion, and it will not cause loss of consciousness. However, it is CRUCIAL that a Concussion be diagnosed quickly after an accident or injury to prevent further brain or head damage and to improve chances of a full recovery.
Concussion Injury Causes:
A wide range of factors can cause a Concussion, including:
- A wide variety of traffic/travel accidents, including automobile, train, plane, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
- Construction accidents
- Sports related accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Violence and/or sudden jarring movements
Signs, symptoms and diagnosis:
While it is crucial that you seek the proper diagnosis from a qualified medical professional, there are signs and symptoms to look for with a Concussion:
- Changes in judgment
- Changes in reflexes or balance
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss or confusion
- Mood swings
- Muscle weakness
- Noise and light sensitivity
- Pupils dilate differently
- Repetition of words or phrases
- Vision changes
What IF you experience a Concussion?
Let us make a complex process easy, so you can focus on your recovery.
- Concussions can be deceiving in that they may not be obvious or evident right after an injury. That’s why it’s crucial that you seek medical attention immediately following the accident or injury if you have any suspicion of a Concussion. This will also be vital when making your claim for medical care and compensation against those who injured you. Most importantly, you are at increased risk for further harm to your brain AFTER a Concussion if your head is injured again.
- Follow your doctor’s order, and ALLOW YOUR CONCUSSION TO HEAL! That means refraining from or engaging in daily activities, including at work and at home. That means staying away from electronics too, such as your phone and computer!
- Write everything down that you can remember from the accident or injury. For example, if it was a sports related accident, did the Coach follow the proper protocol in regards to Concussion Injuries outlined by the school and state?
- Contact our experienced Concussion Personal Injury Law Firm. We combine our extensive knowledge of Concussion and Head Trauma with our deep expertise in Personal Injury Litigation. We will investigate all the details of your individual case in order to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve, both physically and financially.
- Most importantly, WE CARE ABOUT YOU. We know first-hand what our clients go through when experiencing Concussions or are suffering from severe Brain Injuries. It’s a difficult journey, but Tandy Law Firm will be there for you and your family every step of the way.
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