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Jacksonville Concussion Lawyer

Concussions are a common type of brain injury. They are caused when the brain is severely shaken by a strong impact, rapid acceleration and deceleration, or rapid back-and-forth movements. The symptoms are usually mild and often resolve on their own with time. However, some victims of concussions face much longer-lasting and more serious problems.

If you or someone you love has suffered a concussion due to another person’s reckless actions, contact Jacksonville head injury attorney Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

Common Causes of Concussions

At the offices of Jacksonville head injury lawyer Don Guthrie, we are angered by the large number of concussions and other brain injuries that are caused by simple negligence. Some of the most common causes of concussions include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Car accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Assault

Concussions and Health Outcomes

The most common symptoms of concussions are headache, dizziness, lack of motor coordination, and blurred vision. There are also psychological symptoms like confusion, memory loss, mood swings, and depression. Some of the rare and more severe symptoms include:

  • Seizures
  • Long-term changes in sleep patterns
  • Difficulty performing everyday activities

The only treatment for concussions is rest and time. Most patients’ symptoms will clear up entirely within a few weeks. Others, however, are not so lucky. Some patients experience symptoms that last for months, years, or even the rest of their lives. Even relatively mild symptoms such as dizziness or memory difficulties can be debilitating if they persist for so long.

When to Consult a Jacksonville Concussion Injury Attorney

Even mild concussions often cause patients to miss work while they recover. Even when they are well enough to return to work, they may not be able to do their jobs as well as before. This can easily lead to missed wages or even loss of jobs.

If a concussion has caused you to suffer from long-term health problems, miss work, or consult expensive specialists, you may be able to win compensation for your suffering and expenses. To learn more, contact Jacksonville concussion lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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