CONCUSSIONS FROM MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS ARE FREQUENTLY OVERLOOKED.
It is universally accepted that motor vehicle collisions are the #1 cause of non-sports-related concussions. Dr. Muriel Lezak reports that 50% of all non-sports related concussion occur in car accidents. The Veterans Administration study agrees.
Another expert has reported that approximately 37% of motor vehicle collisions produce a concussion injury. The authors experience is that roughly 60% of the victims of motor vehicle that seek legal counsel for their injuries have experienced a concussion injury.
Motor vehicle collisions are also the single greatest cause of overlooked concussions for two separate reasons:
Category #1: Concussion victims without objective signs of physical injury:
The victims of “whiplash of the brain” often do not have any signs of physical injury. Most law enforcement officers who respond to the scene of motor vehicle collisions have absolutely no training in concussion assessment. The victim can’t be expected to self diagnose-and cannot be expected to even report the symptoms being experienced in the “brain fogged” state. The final result is that no medical personnel are called to the scene and the concussion victim goes overlooked and received no immediate treatment.
Category #2: Concussion victims with physical injury:
The likelihood of an overlooked concussion is equally great, if not greater because the focus is on the physical injury, with pain and symptoms of shock, while concussion injury gets ignored and goes undiagnosed. How on earth is an emergency doctor supposed to be able to diagnose a subtle concussion injury in a patient in pain, in shock, and on pain medications?
The bottom line is that concussion victims in both categories have a high degree of risk for their concussion injury being overlooked.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are ground level, handicap accessible with ample parking.
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