Concussions have been making national headlines lately. Perhaps it is because of the spotlight put on the NFL and its players. Plus, earlier this year, many media outlets noted the increase in concussions for the 2017-18 season. Regardless of the reason, your DC Concussion Injury Lawyer has noticed: most everyone is taking these injuries more seriously.
How Does Someone Get a Concussion?
A concussion may be considered by many to be the “lesser” of all the Traumatic Brain Injuries, however, getting a concussion should never be taken lightly. One recent study revealed a link between Alzheimer’s Disease and those who have sustained a concussion. Another recent article linked concussions to depression. Even more startling, concussions have also been linked to suicide.
There is a misconception that a concussion only occurs when an individual suffers from a bump, hit, blow or jolt to the head. However, concussions can occur from a jolt to the body as well. Sports injuries are most often linked to concussions, but anyone can receive a concussion. DC personal injury lawyers see clients who have suffered from concussions from car accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents and in many other scenarios.
How is a Concussion Treated?
If you believe you or a loved one may have a concussion, you need to seek medical treatment immediately. There is no set recovery time that one is expected to heal from a concussion, but it is crucial that you allow a doctor to assess the severity of the concussion. Choosing not to do so can result in long-term injuries or even death.
Many people don’t know it, but their blow to the head or the body may have caused blot clots or bleeding in the brain. To prescribe a proper treatment plan, medical professionals will use a series of techniques which include looking more in-depth into:
- Problems with balance
- Determining if there was a loss of consciousness
Depending on those evaluations, your doctor may also conduct a neurological test, and may also request a CT scan and/or an MRI scan. Those results may or may not reveal something more substantial, however, in most cases, one of the most common courses of treatment is rest.
How does one rest their brain? Your DC Concussion Lawyer says doctors recommend those who have sustained a concussion not only partake in physical rest, but they also refrain from listening to music, watching TV, reading, and taking part in any activity that requires the brain to “work” and process information. It typically takes anywhere from one to a few weeks to recover from a concussion, but the timeline can vary for each individual.
Should I Get a DC Concussion Lawyer
If you sustained a concussion because of someone else’s negligence, reach out to a DC Concussion Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm. Larry Lapidus is at the helm of this highly regarded law firm, and he is considered an expert in the legalities of concussion injuries, whether the injury was sustained in a car accident, in a fall, or in any other way.
Call to get your free, no-obligation consultation with a DC Concussion Lawyer at (202) 785-5111. While you rest, we’ll work on getting you a fair and reasonable settlement for your concussion.