What is a Concussion and How is it Diagnosed?

What is a Concussion and How is it Diagnosed?

When a significant force causes your brain to collide with your skull the violent movement inside your head is what causes a concussion. Many actions can cause concussions. Contact sports, physical abuse, falling, and vehicular accidents are common causes of concussions. Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the effects of a concussion can be immediate or take hours to days to develop. There is a range of severity for this head trauma from mild to severe. Concussions require medical attention immediately. Without the proper interventions, the severity and long-term effects of this injury will amplify.

The leading cause of personal injury in the United States is car accidents. There are more than 6 million accidents every year and 90 Americans will lose their life in an accident each day. Head trauma is extremely prevalent in vehicular incidents. The medical treatment and therapy required to help an individual victimized by a concussion in an accident can be extensive. A Phoenix auto accident attorney is helpful in these situations so that victims can obtain the compensation they need to help them pay for damages such as medical treatment.

What Are The Most Common Signs Of A Concussion?

A concussion can cause a wide range of symptoms including:

  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Mood changes
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Ringing in the ears also known as tinnitus
  • Slurred speech
  • Dazed appearance
  • Taste and smell disorders
  • Psychological problems

What Happens If You Have A Concussion?

What Is A Concussion And How Is It DiagnosedThe first thing that must happen is you need a correct diagnosis confirming the concussion. A proper diagnosis of your injuries will help your medical provider develop the correct treatment plan to help you recover. There are quite a few tests that an individual will be put through when they are suspected to be suffering from a concussion. Many of these tests are expensive. CT scans are commonly used and this test is quite costly. If you are diagnosed with a concussion there will be a determination made on how severe your TBI is. Depending on how damaging your injury is you may require long-term treatment and therapy. You may never be able to return to life the way you knew it before your accident took place.

If you sustained injuries like a concussion after an accident that was not your fault you will need compensation to help you pay for the tests and treatment required for you to heal. ELG has a talented team of Arizona personal injury attorneys with the experience, tools, knowledge, and expertise to provide you the legal representation you need for obtaining the highest amount of compensation after your accident. The burden to pay for your treatment should not be on your shoulders. ELG will take the legal battle off of your plate so you can focus on your recovery, health, and well being.

Call ELG today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule a free consultation. One of our caring attorneys is looking forward to discussing your accident experience with you at either of our Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona locations.