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Football players are not the only group of people who are
susceptible to concussion injuries. Another group that is at risk
of being harmed in this way are people impacted by car accidents.
Each year, millions of motor vehicle accidents occur that result in
numerous accident victims experiencing concussions. As a result of
these injuries (as well as other conditions that might not be
immediately noticed), it is important that a person visits a
physician as soon as possible after a car accident.
The Three Stages of Concussions
The victims of car accidents are often able to make full
recoveries. It is still important that a person receives medical
attention to help prevent any permanent damage from a concussion.
The three stages of concussions include the following:
- Grade 1: During this condition, a person will not lose
consciousness but might experience temporary amnesia that lasts
less than 30 minutes.
- Grade 2. A person with this stage of concussion will experience
a loss of consciousness and amnesia that last between 30 minutes to
- Grade 3. This stage causes a person to lose consciousness
longer than five minutes or suffer amnesia for more than 24
Symptoms Associated with Concussions
Some of the most common symptoms that are associated with
concussions include the following:
- Amnesia. Car accident victims who experience amnesia are unable
to recall things and are confused about the date.
- Loss of consciousness. One of the most obvious signs of a
concussion, a person can lose consciousness after hitting their
head on the windshield, the steering wheel, or another object.
- Nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to light, and vomiting. These
conditions can occur as a result of a concussion, but there are
also other reasons these symptoms might be present.
Advice if You Experienced a Concussion
If you experienced a concussion, it is important to follow some
important pieces of advice:
- Avoid. You should temporarily avoid the situation that led
to a concussion as your body heals. If your concussion is due to a
motor vehicle accident, it is often a wise idea to avoid riding in
motor vehicles for a while.
- Receive Adequate Sleep. The brain recovers during sleep, which
means that you should make sure to receive adequate rest while
recovering from a concussion. To ensure that you are rested as
possible, reduce the number of distractions while falling
- Rest Your Brain. Overstimulating your brain after a head injury
can create obstacles to ensuring that you properly rest and
recover. Many people who are recovering from concussions discover
that it is difficult to learn and process new material. If you must
study during this time, space out the process and take frequent
Contact an Experienced Accident Attorney
If you were involved in a car accident and are now experiencing
or have been diagnosed with a concussion, it is essential to obtain
the help of a skilled car accident attorney. Our legal counsel will
fight to make sure that those responsible for your accident are
held accountable for causing your injuries. Contact Ferrara Law
today to schedule an initial free consultation.
Mr. Ferrara is the owner of The Ferrara Law Firm L.L.C. and is
admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the New Jersey
Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Federal
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