A person is at risk for a closed head injury whenever they are involved in an accident that involves movement or high-speed.
These are commonly seen in automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, fights, violent shaking, and falls. Physical signs such as scrapes or bleeding are often not present, but that does not mean that you do not have a significant brain injury. A concussion is the most common type of closed head injury. One does not need to pass out or lose consciousness to have a serious injury. It is critical that anyone involved in an accident where they hit their head see a medical professional as soon as possible for a full evaluation. Although concussions may not be immediately life-threatening, the effects can be serious, cause significant interruptions in one’s life, and require lengthy treatments.
Symptoms of a concussion may take days to weeks after the injury to appear. Common symptoms include headaches, neck pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, blurred vision, and tiredness. Most people recover fully from a concussion over time. Rest is very important to allow the brain time to heal. When symptoms persist, a medical professional may recommend further testing and make referrals to neuro-cognitive specialists.
Concussions are stressful enough; don’t compound your stress by not having the right injury lawyer on your side. At Pocklington Law, you can have some piece of mind knowing you are in the right hands. If you wish for our office to consider taking your case or to offer legal advice, please contact our office to schedule an appointment by calling (925) 295-7348.