CONCUSSION INJURIES OVERLOOKED AND UNDIAGNOSED FROM CAR ACCIDENTS.
Respected studies report that there are 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year.
Those same studies report that 75-80% of the traumatic brain injuries are mild or concussions.
Car accidents are the #1 cause of non-sporting concussion injuries.
Respected authorities estimate that as many as 50% of the concussion injuries from car accidents aren’t reported because (1) many victims don’t seek medical care and (2) many who do seek medical care are not diagnosed with a concussion when a concussion really has occurred.
Respected Emergency Doctors acknowledge that they cannot reliably diagnose many concussion injuries. It is difficult, if not impossible, for an Emergency Doctor to reliably assess for a concussion in a victims of a car accident that has sustained a physical injury, is in pain and has been given pain medicine, and is in shock.
CONCUSSION INJURY LAWYERS at the SCHMIDT SALITA LAW TEAM consider it their professional duty to perform basic screening for concussion injuries in clients that present with personal injuries from a car accident, a car-truck accident, a motorcycle accident, a car-bicycle accident, or a car-pedestrian accident. Those clients that shown presumptive evidence are then recommended to the best concussion injury medical providers.