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What Is The Difference Between Concussions And Traumatic Brain Injury?

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C.

Anytime a person receives a blow to the head, there is a risk that they will sustain a brain injury. There is a range of different types of brain injuries, ranging from minor concussions too serious and life-altering injuries that can cause permanent disability. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our skilled and experienced team is ready to help if you or a loved one need a Philadelphia brain injury attorney. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve.

Understanding brain injuries

Many people use the terms “brain injury” and “head injury” interchangeably when in reality, they are often two separate things. While a head injury often results in a brain injury, there is a big difference between a lacerated scalp and an injured brain.

There are over 5.3 million people are living with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries in the United States. These injuries happen in various ways, including:

  • car accidents
  • truck accidents
  • pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • sports and recreation incidents
  • workplace accidents
  • defective products
  • slip and fall incidents
  • violence
  • medical mistakes
  • and more

Traumatic brain injury victims can suffer from a wide range of symptoms. Sometimes the effects of a brain injury are only short term, but they can also be permanent. This can include:

  • lapses in memory
  • changes in sleep patterns
  • slurred speech
  • nausea and vomiting
  • drastic changes in mood
  • personality changes
  • seizures and convulsions
  • loss of bodily function
  • cognitive impairment
  • emotional and psychological problems

Understanding concussions

Concussions are considered mild traumatic brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an estimated 1.6 two 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the US every year.

The majority of concussions are related to sports incidents, particularly in children and high school athletes. However, any blow to the head can lead to a concussion. Vehicle accident victims often sustained concussions, as do those injured in slip and fall accidents.

Most victims of concussions recover if they receive prompt medical care and follow a doctor’s orders. However, if a concussion is not treated properly, or a victim sustained another blow to the head before they have recovered, concussions can lead to longer-lasting damages.

Let our team get to work on your behalf

If you are somebody you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury or concussion that was caused by another person’s negligent actions, seek legal assistance immediately. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we will investigate the facts of your case and work to secure the compensation you are entitled to, which can include:

  • All medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence or intentional actions

When you need a Philadelphia brain injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.