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Every year an estimated 1.6 – 3.8 million Americans sustain a concussion and the majority of these occur without any loss of consciousness. If left untreated, a concussion can have long lasting effects and may even result in permanent disabilities. If you or someone you love has experienced a concussion or concussion like symptoms after an automobile or motorcycle accident, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney immediately. If your accident was the result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
According to the dictionary, a concussion is any injury to the brain, resulting from head trauma, which results in a temporary loss of functioning. In essence, a concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury. While concussions themselves are not life threatening, they can lead to serious and chronic disabilities if not taken seriously. In general, the more serious the concussion is—the more serious the symptoms will be. Symptoms of a concussion include (but are not limited to):
- Vision changes
- Severe headaches
- Memory Loss (short term)
- Loss of consciousness
Immediately following an accident, it is always in your best interest to seek medical attention—even if you feel fine. Many chronic disabilities are caused by injuries that were not treated promptly.
Post Concussion Syndrome:
One of the main reasons to receive prompt medical treatment following an accident is to avoid post-concussion syndrome. While the majority of post-concussion syndrome symptoms go away within three months, some may persist for years to come. Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome are similar to concussion symptoms but they also include anxiety, insomnia and irritability. If you or someone you love experiences any of these symptoms following an accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. A CT scan is the only way to accurately diagnose a concussion.
Contact a Denver and Aurora Car Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Denver car accident lawyer John R. Fuller today. The Denver personal injury attorney you select often makes the difference between a settlement that favors the insurance company and a settlement or verdict that is fair and meets your needs.
Our Colorado personal injury law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact John R. Fuller, P.C., for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
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