The most commonly missed diagnosis in motor vehicle collisions is also one of the most common injuries.
Car crashes even if minor, can cause injury. Concussions are a very common injury when it comes to any type of car crash.
In a nutshell, a concussion is a blow or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussion recovery times can vary greatly.
Most people who sustain a concussion or mild TBI are back to normal by three months or sooner. But others, have long-term problems remembering things and concentration.
Crashes can be so minor that neither doctor nor patient makes the connection.
- 50% of all concussions occur in a motor vehicle collision
- 70% in a low speed collision can suffer a concussion
- 80% in a high speed collision can suffer a concussion
- 56% of motor vehicle collision concussions that are seen in the emergency department are not diagnosed
- 100% of patients who are not diagnosed will not get the treatment they need and deserve
- 50% is the minimum reduction attorneys will ask of you if you have not diagnosed, documented, and managed this condition
There are many forms of Traumatic Brain Injury. They can range from mild to extremely severe.
Difficulty in recalling things, or lapses in thoughts can be signs. With a TBI, the possibility of losing consciousness is possible, but isn’t always the outcome.
“coup-contra coup” is a consequence of when the brain is moving around the inside of the skull from a whiplash type motion. This can result in symptoms that may last for months or sometimes years.
Remember: Traumatic Brain Injuries can be very serious. Take the injury serious and get the proper care needed.