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Concussions – Personal Injury Claims

There are some injuries that are directly related to specific types of accidents. However, concussions can happen in any accident. But when it comes to personal injury claims concussions are common in car accidents and slip and fall accidents. This article and the following one will discuss concussions and post-concussion syndrome claims.


A concussion is defined as “a traumatic injury to soft tissue, usually the brain, as a result of a violent blow, shaking, or spinning. [It] can cause immediate but temporary impairment of brain functions, such as thinking, vision, equilibrium, and consciousness”. Despite the protection the brain has from the skull and padding it can be injured. That violent movement or jerking of the hand is commonly caused by whiplash. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can cause permanent brain damage. Most people can actually suffer a concussion and not know. This is because you do not have to lose consciousness to have a concussion. The basic symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Headaches
  • Failure to concentrate
  • Memory impairment
  • Problems with coordination, balance, and judgment
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Repeating phrases

Most people suffer from mild concussions and can recover fully. However, others may never recover. Either way, you may be eligible for compensation for suffering a concussion after a car accident. To receive compensation you must be diagnosed by a doctor that you had a concussion. This is proof that is necessary for you to succeed in your personal injury case.

Depending on how much damage your brain has suffered you can recover from a concussion. Experts state that healing requires rest and slow use of the brain. As a result, you may need a lot of time away from work in order to heal fully.

Contact Vinson Law Office personal injury lawyer to speak about the legal options available to you after suffering a concussion.



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