A concussion is a minor trauma injury to the brain caused by a sharp or sudden blow to the head. During this impact, the brain is rattled around the skull and can bump up against the side. The resulting bruises can result in temporary brain damage. Though concussions are not usually life threatening, they can be debilitating or cause a permanent disability or damage to the brain.
Common Causes of Concussions
A concussion is the result of a head impact injury. Common causes of concussions include:
- Car accidents
- Bike or motorcycle accidents, especially those in which the victim was not wearing a helmet
- Sports injuries
- Falls or falling objects
- Fights and assaults
The severity of the concussion varies from case to case. Depending on how severe the concussion is, the victim might suffer a change in physical and mental abilities. Multiple concussions can cause permanent or long-term disability to victims.
Typical Concussion Symptoms
Different symptoms of concussion appear depending on the severity of the injury. Some common symptoms of concussion include:
- Loss of coordination
- Blurred vision
- Memory loss
- Slurred speech
If you or a loved one has been in an accident and suffered from any of these symptoms after a blow to the head, it is important to seek medical attention immediately in order to prevent long-term damage.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a concussion due to the negligence of another party or because of a defective product, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. Contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.