Concussion & Minor Head Injury FAQs
How Can I Tell The Difference Between Concussion And Traumatic Brain Injury?
Firstly, concussion is often abbreviated as mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) whereas a traumatic brain injury is of course TBI. In order to tell the difference between a concussion and a traumatic brain injury, you need to carefully review the symptoms. These symptoms include depression; fatigue; headaches; light and noise sensitivity; nausea, and trouble concentrating. On the other hand, traumatic brain injury symptoms include agitation and irritability; coma; convulsions or seizures; damaged coordination; slurred speech, and trouble concentrating.
What Concussion Symptoms Exist?
As previously mentioned, concussion symptoms include depression; fatigue; headaches; light and noise sensitivity; nausea, and trouble concentrating. Signs and symptoms of concussion typically reveal themselves right after a serious injury takes place. Nevertheless, some symptoms are delayed and can show up in the hours and days following an accident. In the aftermath of a serious personal injury, it’s important that family members and your immediate support network provide care and keep a running log of your symptoms. This way, they can be accurately escalated to both a doctor and a personal injury lawyer, like our team at De Rose.
How Can I Tell If My Child Has Suffered A Concussion?
Across Canada, many children are actively engaged in sports like hockey and American football. However, sports like these carry head injury risks. Firstly, most sports-related concussions are mild and usually allow for a quick recovery. They’re not all mild however and you should always be vigilant over the tell-tale signs that your child has suffered a concussion. These include attention and memory difficulties; dizziness; fatigue; headaches, and irritability.
In some cases, what is first thought to be a concussion can sometimes be a traumatic brain injury instead. It is likely the latter if you spot a certain set of symptoms. These include agitation, confusion and restlessness; convulsions or seizures; differently sized pupils; extreme drowsiness; loss of consciousness; slurred speech; trouble recognizing people, and vomiting.
Is A Concussion Always Obvious Right Away?
The trouble with concussions is that signs and symptoms don’t always show up immediately. Concussion signs and symptoms are subtle and can sometimes reveal themselves in the hours and days following your serious personal injury. For post-concussion symptoms like these, it’s extremely important to consult with a doctor. Post-concussion symptoms will differ from one person to the next. However, it’s always beneficial for family members to keep an accurate record of what you experienced and when. This way, your doctor and personal injury lawyer can fully understand the finer details related to your accident.
Why Should I Hire A Concussion Lawyer?
The path to compensation can be long and complex. For example, a lawsuit must be brought in Ontario within two years of the date of the accident. The statutory accident benefit care insurer is to be notified within 7 days of the date of the accident. Limitation dates are exceptionally complicated. If not met, you can be precluded from either contract or tort compensation. In addition, the legal process is exceptionally complicated. It’s important that your lawyer has the experience and the financial resources to make sure that you and your family’s legal rights and remedies are protected. When you need a concussion specialist, De Rose Lawyers will help you navigate the legal process in order to make sure your rights and remedies are protected.
Why Choose De Rose Personal Injury Lawyers?
With 40 years of combined experience, De Rose Lawyers will guide you through the complex legal, medical, and insurance issues, allowing you to focus on your rehabilitation and recovery. Our personal injury team at De Rose Lawyers will help you navigate the legal process to make sure you are fairly compensated.
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Above all, a financial settlement cannot fully compensate for the pain and loss you have suffered. However, we’ll fight for the compensation you deserve. Therefore, you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation.
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