Concussions & Closed-Head Injury
Concussions and closed-head injuries are often challenging to diagnose because the symptoms are not always apparent until weeks or months after the trauma that caused the injury. If you have a concussion, you will likely need legal representation to recover compensation from the negligent party.
At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco attorneys have experience with all types of brain injuries, including concussions and closed-head injuries. We understand that these injuries can seriously affect your life. You can rely on us for experienced, caring representation for your claim. Please call (415) 433-4440 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco concussion and closed-head injury lawyer.
Concussions Are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Concussions and mild TBI are also called minor brain injury, minor head injury and minor head trauma. You may also have heard doctors refer to concussion and head injury symptoms as post-concussive syndrome. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 75 percent of the TBIs that occur each year in the U.S. are concussions or other mild TBI.
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a disruption of the normal function of the brain as a result of trauma such as a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can occur when a blow to the body causes the head to move rapidly back and forth, bouncing the brain inside the skull. Whiplash is an example of an accident that can cause a concussion.
Concussions and mild TBI typically cause a brief change in mental status. Memory loss is the most frequent complaint among people with severe brain injuries, and is very common among people with concussions and closed-head injuries as well. In addition to memory loss, patients may experience:
- Loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes
Be aware, however, that many people suffer concussions without losing consciousness. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you experience a forceful blow to the head or body that may have caused a concussion.
Representing People With Concussions in the San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose or San Mateo
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