Concussion: a traumatic brain injury

Concussions, also known as a traumatic brain injury, are among the many injuries that can occur in incidents, including auto crashes and fall incidents. The injury happens when there is a blow to the head—there are plenty of opportunities for the head to impact a vehicle’s interior in a collision. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness and memory lapses are commonly among the numerous concussion related symptoms.

While considered a “mild” brain injury, concussion is a traumatic brain injury and its related symptoms can be serious and painful and can interfere with everyday activities. Typical symptoms are headaches, dizziness, vomiting, nausea and sleeping problems. Concussions can happen on impact in an automobile collision.

Concussions are sometimes mistakenly thought to require a lapse in consciousness, which is untrue.

Automobile collisions frequently land head injury victims in the hospital. Sometimes, Hospital examinations fail to detect concussions. Which can be the product of a failure to use CT Scan technology to test for the injury. Neurological examinations do not always detect brain injuries.

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