A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall or another injury that shakes the brain inside the skull. Injury victims should always seek medical attention after a head injury; symptoms of a concussion may not always be apparent at the time of the injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion injury from motor vehicle accident, you may be eligible for financial and legal recourse. Contact a Greensboro car accident lawyer to explore your legal options.
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Causes of a Concussion Injury
The brain is a soft organ that is surrounded by spinal fluid. The fluid around the brain acts like a pillow that keeps the organ from hitting against the skull. When your head or body experiences a sudden force, your brain can hit your skull, resulting in a concussion.
There a number of factors that can cause a concussion in injury. Some of the most common causes include:
- Car collisions
- Motorcycle wrecks
- ATV accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports injuries
- Truck accidents
If you or a family member has sustained a concussion due to the negligent actions of another, you may be to seek legal action against the negligent party.
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A concussion may be difficult to recognize since there may not be any visible signs of a brain injury. The symptoms of a concussion injury can range from mild to severe; symptoms can last a few hours while others last for a few weeks. WebMD groups concussion injuries into four categories:
Thinking and Remembering
- Not being able to concentrate
- The inability to retain new information
- Not thinking clearly
- Feeling slowed down
- Balance issues
- Blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
Emotional and Mood
- More emotional than normal
- Easily angered
- Sleeping more than normal
- Having trouble falling sleep
- Sleeping less than usual
Concussion symptoms present themselves differently in children than in adults. If your child experiences any of the symptoms below, he/she may have sustained a concussion:
- Loss of balance
- A headache that won’t go away
- Changes in the way they nurse, eat or sleep
- Changes in the way they play or act
- Crying more than normal
- Having trouble paying attention
- Trouble walking
- Loss of new skills, such as toilet training
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in North Carolina
If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion injury from a motor vehicle crash, sports injury or a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Injury victims may be able recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages and other losses associated with the injury.
At Lewis & Keller, we urge all injury victims to seek legal counsel following a personal injury. Our law firm offers free legal consultations to all injured individuals in North Carolina. During your consultation, an attorney will review the circumstances surrounding your injury and advise you on the best course of action to pursue.
To find if you’re eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit, fill out the contact form on this page.