The Centers for Disease Control reports that 30% of all injury-related deaths are attributable to traumatic brain injuries. Of these, more than 14% are the direct result of automobile accidents. Head injuries caused by auto accidents can include concussions, contusions, intracranial hematomas, and skull fractures.
Concussion Signs and Symptoms
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that usually happens after a blow to the head. According to WebMD, signs and symptoms of a concussion may show up immediately, or they can take hours or even days to manifest. Furthermore, you do not always lose consciousness with a concussion. A concussion causes changes in a person’s mental status and can disrupt the normal functioning of the brain, and multiple concussions can have a long-lasting, life-changing effect.
According to the MAYO Clinic, persistent post-concussive symptoms, also called post-concussion syndrome, occur when concussion symptoms last beyond the expected recovery period after the initial injury. For most people, symptoms occur within the first 7 to 10 days and go away within three months, but sometimes, they can persist for a year or more. These symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, problems with concentration and memory, etc. Additionally, the risk of developing persistent post-concussive symptoms does not appear to be associated with the severity of the initial injury.
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If you have been injured due to the carelessness of another driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Most of the personal injury cases our firm handles involve automobile accident injuries and motorcycle injuries, ranging from minor fender benders to catastrophic injuries.
Our firm has been representing the people of Hampton Roads in auto accidents and other injury cases since 1955. If you have been hurt in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, give us a call, and put our experience to work for you.
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