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Virginia Car Accidents: A Closer Look at Brain Injuries

November 20, 2012 by The Parrish Law Firm

Accidents such as car crashes, slip and fall injuries, and other incidents can often result in brain injuries. In the event of such an occurrence, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to minimize the long-term effect of a brain injury. Unfortunately, not many people recognize the signs of brain trauma until it is too late.

Here is some information on how to identify a concussion, a common injury that can result from car accidents.

What is a concussion?

According to PubMed Health, a concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury that can occur when an object strikes the head.

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

  • Headache
  • Having difficulty waking up, drowsiness, fatigue
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Confusion or fogginess
  • Slurred speech

Seek immediate medical care if anyone who experiences a traumatic head injury displays these symptoms:

  • Seizures
  • Repeated loss of consciousness
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Difficulty with motor or mental function
  • Unequal pupils or unusual eye movements

How to test for a concussion:

Signs and symptoms of a brain injury may not appear until hours or days after the injury. The best way to identify a concussion is to go see a doctor after the injury has occurred. Tests may include:

  • Neurological exam
  • Imaging tests
  • Observation

Contact a Virginia Head And Brain Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to reasons beyond your control, contact Jim Parrish, the leading attorney at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC. We work to help northern Virginia residents get fair compensation for their injuries. Jim fights for his fellow citizens with the experience gained from working for the other side. Contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC now and fill out a free case consultation form, or call us at 703-906-4229.

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