Automotive Accident ConcussionJuly 31, 2014
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 30,196 people were killed during a motor vehicle accident in 2010. Traffic crashes vary in severity, and while only the most severe result in a fatality, there are a number of additional concerns that Alabama motorists must account for. As more and more drivers continue to enter the roadway, it essential for all of those who operate a vehicle to be aware of the potential hazards and risks that exists today.
Each year millions of people suffer from head injuries. Auto accidents are the leading cause of all head injuries, causing traumatic brain injury in about 28 percent of the collisions. Any trauma to the head is of concern due to the limited protection that the skull provides for the brain. Concussion injuries are amongst the most common outcomes of a serious Alabama car crash.
Citrin Law Firm has over 25 years of legal experience, proudly serving the residents of Alabama for many, many years. After successfully handling hundreds of person injury cases of all kinds, our Mobile accident lawyers have built a reputation for protecting the rights of Alabama drivers all while striving for the maximum compensation possible. If you or a loved one has suffered concussion injuries following a traffic crash, Citrin Law Firm is here for you.
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Symptoms of Concussion Injuries
Each year in the United States about 250,000 people require hospitalization due to head injuries following an auto accident. Accounting for half of all head injury hospital visits, motor vehicle collisions are clearly a serious concern for all drivers. As these statistics continue to highlight the potential dangers of highway and road crashes, all Alabama residents must adjust their driving habits accordingly.
A concussion is a type of brain injury that is generally caused by some kind of blow or bump to the head that alters the manner in which the brain typically functions. The most common form of concussion injuries is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Generally, a person who has suffered a concussion will temporarily lose consciousness or awareness for a short period of time. However, confusion and additional long lasting effects will vary depending upon the force of the impact.
Being aware of the signs and symptoms related to concussion injuries is absolutely essential. If left untreated, concussion injuries can turn into very a serious health risks. As such, anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision in Alabama must seek medical attention immediately. The following are some of the most common concussion injury symptoms:
- Light sensitivity
- Slurred speech
- Sleep problems
- Memory problems
- Stiff neck
- Ringing in the ears
- Concentration problems
- Noise sensitivity
It is important to note that not all concussion symptoms appear immediately. Some of the signs of a concussion will surface days after the auto accident. Post-concussion syndrome refers to the lasting effects that occur for weeks or months following a concussion. As such, is it imperative to seek the attention of a medical professional to learn more about your health status.
Following a visit with the doctor, accident victims must speak to a professional legal team prior to speaking with any insurance companies. Insurance companies and the other parties involved in the crash will often attempt to settle with accident victims. When this is the case, you must contact Citrin Law Firm to receive a thorough analysis of your case and your potential options.
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Concussion Injuries Causes
The most common cause of concussion injuries is by and far motor vehicle accidents. Often associated with a sudden blow to the head, collisions such as rear-end crashes and multi-vehicle pile-ups commonly inflict some kind of trauma to the accident victims’ head. When a traffic crash occurs, accident victims are seldom prepared. As a result, these people are unable to react quickly enough to avoid an injury.
The brain inside of the human skull is supported by what is referred to as cerebrospinal fluid, which allows the brain to float inside of the skull. This fluid is able to handle the daily jolts and bumps that occur, but is not equipped to handle a sudden jerk or blow to the head. In addition to traffic crashes, the following are a few additional common causes of concussion injuries:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Sport injuries
- Bicycle accidents
If you or a loved one has experienced any concussion symptoms due to a traffic accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other costs associated with the crash. Citrin Law Firm believes that when the negligence of another driver causes injury or harm to an innocent individual, this at-fault party must pay for the damages that they cause.
Contact a Knowledgeable Mobile Auto Attorney Today
Citrin Law Firm has spent years building the strong reputation that exists throughout the state of Alabama today. As such, we believe it is our duty to protect the rights of all Alabama residents. Our team of legal professionals works tirelessly to build cases that place our clients in position to win the maximum compensation possible during personal injury claims.
If you or a loved one has suffered any concussion injuries following a crash, Citrin Law Firm is prepared to take on your case today. We combine experience, knowledge, and a deep passion for the law to represent Alabama accident clients in the best way possible.
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