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Ask a Houston lawyer about brain injury from car accident

| Jul 14, 2013 | Brain Injury |

A brain injury can occur from a car accident. How many car accidents occur in Texas or its cities like San Antonio or Houston? And how many result in a head injury or spinal injury?

A concussion is generally a moderate or mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is an injury to the brain produced from a violent blow or impact. It is often followed by  a temporary and sometimes a prolonged loss of function. It can result in loss of consciousness or memory. It is estimated that there are 3.8 million sports and recreational related concussion each year in the United States. Imagine how many result from car accidents.

The CDC’s statistics indicate that 275,000 is a conservative estimate of how many brain injuries actually result in hospital admission. How many hospital admissions do you think occur in Houston, Texas because of car accident brain injuries? How many in San Antonio, Texas or Texas overall?

Experts state that about 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other types of mild traumatic brain injury. About 90% go undiagnosed. A good indicator of a concussion is the loss of consciousness.

It is imperative to have concussions diagnosed. If you think you have suffered from a concussion, do not hesitate to consult a doctor. If you think you have suffered from a head injury, TBI or spine injury due to someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact an experienced lawyer. We would be glad to help answer your law related questions.

  – Article By Richard Weaver

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