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Tucson Concussion Causes

Posted by Sarah Showard | Oct 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

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There can be several risk factors that put people at risk for concussions.

After a car accident, concussions can be the dangerous injuries that nobody sees right away at an accident scene. The symptoms can often be so mild that they would escape a first responder, but they can also be so severe that they immediately cause nausea and memory loss.

If you are suffering from these symptoms, there are tests a doctor can perform to determine if you have a concussion and if so, a doctor can determine the extent of the injuries. These tests can include a neurological exam to assess a patient's memory, vision, hearing, and reflexes.

Occasionally, doctors may identify certain risk factors and signs that indicate a more severe concussive brain injury. Some of the risk factors are:

  • Falling from a height of more than 3 feet;
  • Advanced age;
  • Thrown from a vehicle following a car accident.

After a concussion, a doctor may want to keep you overnight for observation, but in some cases patients may be sent home. In some cases, it might be important to have someone watch you sleep and wake you every so often to ensure you return to full consciousness to make sure the concussion is not more extensive than initially thought.

A Tucson personal injury lawyer at the Showard Law Firm can help if you are facing costly medical care because of a concussion. In some cases, these injuries can take months or even years to heal, and it is crucial that victims of another party's negligence get the help they need to recover from their injuries.

About the Author

Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.

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