Concussions from Motor Vehicle Accidents
Concussions are a common type of injury caused by motor vehicle accidents. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of head injuries. This is because when two vehicles collide, they tend to stop suddenly. Although the vehicle stops moving forward, the people inside do not. In other words, when you are struck by a moving vehicle your brain will continue to travel forward at 60 mph, essentially slamming into the front of your skull. In fact, any heavy blow to the head can lead to a concussion, such as striking your head against the steering wheel, dashboard or seatback.
Concussions are serious injuries that, if not treated properly, can cause long-term damage to the brain. The longer a concussion injury goes untreated, the greater the chance the injury will become severe. Unfortunately, many accident victims fail to get proper care for their injuries. Even when they do, sometimes concussions go unnoticed as they do not appear or a CT scan or x-ray. This is why it is important to know the signs of a concussion, so that you can properly report your symptoms to a medical professional.
Common symptoms of a concussion include any of the following:
- Problems sleeping
- Slurred speech
- Sensitivity to noise
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light
- Problems with memory
- Stiff neck
- Problems concentrating
- Sadness or depression
Your Legal Rights
If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion injury in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses and lost wages. When the negligence of another driver is the cause of your concussion injury, the other driver will be held responsible for their actions.
To ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve for your concussion injury, it is essential that you contact an experienced Florida motor vehicle attorney. Since 1977, James Cunningham has been helping motor vehicle accident victims receive justice and fair compensation for their concussion injuries. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your motor vehicle accident injuries, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.
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