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Concussion: the most common injury after an accident.

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What is a concussion? A concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury, is an injury to the brain that usually occurs due to a blow or jolt to the head.
Although considered a "mild" injury, concussions can have serious consequences if not treated properly.
Congested roads and heavy traffic make car accidents a leading cause of concussions. Rear-end, side- and head-on collisions can cause vehicle occupants to hit their heads against hard surfaces, such as the steering wheel, windshield or windows, increasing the risk of a concussion.
On the other hand, concussions in motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians are unfortunately situations that usually go beyond a simple shake to the head.
These groups of people are especially vulnerable to severe traumatic brain injuries. For motorcyclists, concussions occur even when wearing a helmet.
Additionally, concussions as a result of workplace accidents are a major concern in work environments. These injuries can occur in a variety of occupations, from construction to manufacturing, and often have a significant impact on the health and well-being of workers.
Identifying a concussion is often not as obvious as you might think. Symptoms can vary and do not always appear immediately. Some of the common symptoms include:
- Persistent headache
- Confusion or disorientation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vision or hearing problems, and
- Changes in mood or personality
If it is suspected that someone has suffered a concussion following an accident, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately. Doctors can evaluate the severity of the injury and determine the appropriate treatment plan.
Prevention is key when it comes to concussions. Here are some measures that can be taken:
- Always wear your seat belt while driving or riding in a car.
- Respect traffic laws, avoid distractions while driving and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- For motorcyclists and cyclists, always use a helmet that minimizes blows to the head.
- If you work in a dangerous environment such as construction, follow all safety regulations and wear the appropriate protective helmet.
The severity of a concussion following a car accident or in a work environment should not be underestimated. It can result in loss of work time, temporary cognitive difficulties, or, in more serious cases, long-term health problems.
Seeking legal help after suffering a concussion as a result of an accident in Los Angeles is an important step in protecting your rights and obtaining adequate compensation for your injuries.
At Unidos Legales, personal injury attorneys in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, with extensive experience in concussions, we can provide personalized legal guidance.
Visit us today at Unidoslegales.com, or call us at 818-280-8501.
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What is a concussion? A concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury, is an injury to the brain that usually occurs due to a blow or jolt to the head.
Although considered a "mild" injury, concussions can have serious consequences if not treated properly.
Congested roads and heavy traffic make car accidents a leading cause of concussions. Rear-end, side- and head-on collisions can cause vehicle occupants to hit their heads against hard surfaces, such as the steering wheel, windshield or windows, increasing the risk of a concussion.
On the other hand, concussions in motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians are unfortunately situations that usually go beyond a simple shake to the head.
These groups of people are especially vulnerable to severe traumatic brain injuries. For motorcyclists, concussions occur even when wearing a helmet.
Additionally, concussions as a result of workplace accidents are a major concern in work environments. These injuries can occur in a variety of occupations, from construction to manufacturing, and often have a significant impact on the health and well-being of workers.
Identifying a concussion is often not as obvious as you might think. Symptoms can vary and do not always appear immediately. Some of the common symptoms include:
- Persistent headache
- Confusion or disorientation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vision or hearing problems, and
- Changes in mood or personality
If it is suspected that someone has suffered a concussion following an accident, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately. Doctors can evaluate the severity of the injury and determine the appropriate treatment plan.
Prevention is key when it comes to concussions. Here are some measures that can be taken:
- Always wear your seat belt while driving or riding in a car.
- Respect traffic laws, avoid distractions while driving and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- For motorcyclists and cyclists, always use a helmet that minimizes blows to the head.
- If you work in a dangerous environment such as construction, follow all safety regulations and wear the appropriate protective helmet.
The severity of a concussion following a car accident or in a work environment should not be underestimated. It can result in loss of work time, temporary cognitive difficulties, or, in more serious cases, long-term health problems.
Seeking legal help after suffering a concussion as a result of an accident in Los Angeles is an important step in protecting your rights and obtaining adequate compensation for your injuries.
At Unidos Legales, personal injury attorneys in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, with extensive experience in concussions, we can provide personalized legal guidance.
Visit us today at Unidoslegales.com, or call us at 818-280-8501.
Listen to other interesting episodes: Unveiling Bad Faith Practices in the World of Car Insurance

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