Concussions are a type of brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another type of injury that shakes the brain inside the skull. It is imperative that individuals seek medical attention after a head injury; brain injury symptoms are not always apparent at the time of a head injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion due to the negligent actions of another, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact a Connecticut personal injury lawyer today to discuss your legal options.
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Causes of a Concussion Injury
The brain is a soft organ that is surrounded by spinal fluid. Generally, the fluid around the brain acts like cushion that prevents the organ from hitting the skull. However, when your or head or body experiences an extreme force, your brain can hit your skull, causing a concussion.
Concussion injuries can be caused by a number of factors. Listed below are some common causes of concussions:
- Motor vehicle crashes
- ATV accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck wrecks
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports injuries
If you or a family member sustained a concussion due to a negligent party, you may have grounds for legal action.
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Symptoms of Concussion
Concussion injuries can be difficult to recognize due to the fact that symptoms are not always apparent. The symptoms can run the gamut from mild to severe, some symptoms last a few hours while others last for months. Concussion symptoms can be divided into four categories, according to WebMD. If you experience any type of head injury and exhibit any of the symptoms below, you need to see physician as soon as possible.
Thinking and Remembering
- Difficulty concentrating
- Not being able to retain new information
- Not thinking clearly
- Feeling slowed down
- Having problems with balance
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Blurry vision
Emotional and Mood
- More emotional than usual
- Nervous or anxious
- Angered easily
- Having a hard time sleeping
- Sleeping more than usual
- Sleeping less than normal
When a child sustains a concussion, they exhibit different symptoms than adults, such as:
- Trouble walking
- Loss of balance
- Loss of new skills, like toilet training
- Lack of interest in their favorite toys and activities
- Having more temper tantrums than usual
- Changes in the way they play or act
- Headaches that won’t go away
- Crying more than usual
- Inability to pay attention
Contact a Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has sustained a concussion from an auto accident, slip and fall, workplace accident or a sports injury, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Injury victims may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages associated the injury. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we urge all injured individuals to seek legal counsel. Oftentimes, injury victims are unaware of their legal rights, options and the statute of limitations. A delay in seeking legal guidance may affect your ability to file a claim.
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