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South Carolina head injuries: What is a concussion?

Many people in South Carolina and elsewhere have experienced concussions. Head injuries of this sort vary in severity -- some being minor with few effects, while others can be rather severe and have life-changing effects. Seeking a diagnosis and receiving the appropriate treatment is a must following a concussion -- regardless of severity.

A concussion is considered a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). One might occur when a person experiences a sudden and swift bump, blow or jolt to his or her head or even body. This causes the brain to bounce quickly back and forth, which can damage cells and cause chemical imbalances in the brain. Sometimes there are no visible signs of a head injury; however, some people do experience visible bruising or cuts.

Even if there are no visible signs that one has suffered an injury to his or her head, there are other signs that can be looked for that might indicate one is experiencing a concussion. These include dizziness, headaches, nausea, slurred speech and forgetfulness -- among numerous others. Medical attention should be sought following an accident if these symptoms appear or get worse.

As with all head injuries, the full effects of a concussion may not be immediately apparent. One might not feel that one's injuries are serious right away, but over time one's health may deteriorate. Those in South Carolina who have suffered concussions due to the actions of others -- such as through auto collisions, recreational accidents or numerous other events -- may be entitled to seek compensation for any damages sustained. A successfully litigated personal injury claim may result in one receiving a monetary judgment which could certainly be useful in covering the costs of treatment and other economic losses, as well as provide for any recoverable non-economic damages.

Source: biausa.org, "Concussion Information Center", Accessed on April 10, 2016

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