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You deserve compensation for concussions and head injuries

May 5, 2016 | Brain Injuries

A concussion is a head injury and also a brain injury, so it can be referred to as either. Typically, it’s caused by a direct or indirect blow to the head. For example, hitting your head on the dashboard or a window during a car accident can cause a concussion. Quickly whipping your head and neck forward can cause the brain to collide with the skull, causing an indirect concussion.

When you suffer a concussion, it means your brain has been shaken or shifted inside the skull and hit the bone. This can result in acceleration/deceleration injury from the brain colliding with the skull. Rotational injuries can also result when the brain or skull twists faster than the other. This causes shearing of the brain nerve fibers.

During the time when you’re healing from a concussion, you’re more likely to suffer a second head injury, so it’s vital to make sure you are careful and do not take risks or go back to playing sports (if that’s how you were injured). A second collision can result in further brain damage.

Symptoms of a concussion may not always be obvious right away, but you need to seek medical attention immediately. No two concussions are the same, but you may suffer things like headaches, fatigue, double vision or other concerns.

Our website has more information on concussions and head injuries, so you can learn about what to do when you suffer this kind of injury. When it’s someone else’s negligence that leads to your injury, you deserve to be compensated fairly for your suffering.

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