From hockey to car accidents to a number of other high impact activities, concussion injuries are incredibly common throughout all of Canada. Any heavy blow to the head can cause a concussion injury. When the impact is very severe, accident victims may suffer from permanent, life-altering damages. Any type of head injury is cause for concern, as the brain is responsible for controlling the functions of the body. When this functional control is compromised as in the event of a car crash, the accident victims must seek medical care immediately.
Today, motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of head injury. Sadly, many accident victims fail to get the proper care for their injuries following the crash. Even worse, because a concussion injury will not appear on a CT scan or x-ray, it is difficult to fully understand the injury. However, medical professionals in Canada have been able to pinpoint the most advantageous methods of identifying and managing concussions in order to create the most fluid path to recovery.
When an accident occurs, quite often no one is prepared, therefore it is imperative to speak with a law firm that understands the stresses associated with a traffic crash. Greg Monforton and Partners have represented many, many car crash victims in the past and our Ontario car accident lawyers have been able to determine the best course of action to place our clients in a position to win the MAXIMUM compensation possible.
If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion injury due to an accident, our Ontario personal injury lawyers are here to help.
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Concussion Injury Causes
Car accidents are the leading cause of concussions by a significant number, indicating the forceful impact typically associated with a motor vehicle crash. For instance, when a vehicle is travelling 60 mph on the highway or roadway and is suddenly struck by another car, the two vehicles must stop dead in their tracks. The sudden stoppage and abrupt striking stops the vehicle but not the accident victims' body. As such, the victims brain is still travelling at 60 mph and squishes into the skull. Unfortunately, this type of collision often results in serious brain trauma.
The brain is protected by the skull as well of the cerebral fluid and blood surrounding the brain. Sadly, these elements of the head only protect the brain from the typical day-to-day jolts and bumps, not the high-impact usually associated to a traffic crash. The following are some of the most common causes of a concussion injury:
- Car collision
- Motorcycle crash
- Bicycle accident
- Slip and fall
- ATV accident
- Sports accident
When a person suffers from a concussion injury they are often left with overwhelming stresses and anxieties linked to the crash. If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion injury in car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and any other costs associated with the collision.
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Symptoms of Concussion Injuries
Thousands upon thousands of Canadian residents suffer from concussion injuries. Unfortunately, an enormous percentage of these people ignore the signs and symptoms associated with this type of damage and therefore neglect to get the medical care that they require. In fact, concussions are amongst the most commonly occurring and minimally treated injuries suffered today.
While any accident victim is encouraged to seek professional medical attention, those involved in a car crash are particularly susceptible to injury. Those who choose to ignore these symptoms, or are unaware of what concussion signs look like, are placing themselves in serious risk. The longer that a concussion injury goes untreated the greater the potential for the injury to get more severe.
The following are the most common symptoms of concussions:
- Problems sleeping
- Slurred speech
- Sensitivity to noise
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light
- Problems with memory
- Stiff neck
- Problems concentrating
- Sadness or depression
It is important for accident victims to understand that many of these signs and symptoms will not appear until a day or two, maybe several days, following the crash. As such, medical care must be sought as soon as possible after a collision. Following your visit with the doctor, it is important to speak with a legal professional to discuss your options.
Contact Greg Monforton & Partners Today
Greg Monforton and Partners takes great pride in our role in the Ontario community. With years of personal injury litigation experience, we understand what it takes to be successful in the courtroom. Our professional and experienced Canada personal injury lawyers take the time to get to know both you and your case in order to build the strongest lawsuit possible.
Have you been injured in a car accident? Do you believe you have suffered from concussion injuries as a result of the crash? When the negligence of another driver causes any type of damage to you or your loved ones, the at-fault party must be held responsible for their actions. We are here to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation.
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