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Head Injuries in Car Crashes

One of the most potentially fatal injuries you can sustain in a car accident is a blow to the head. Being ejected from the vehicle during a rollover accident could leave your head susceptible to trauma that could result in:

  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hematomas
  • Spinal injuries

Concussion

A concussion is an injury to the brain that is caused by a blow to the head or body. The brain shakes inside the skull temporarily preventing it from working normally. Symptoms include:

  • Passing out
  • Memory loss after the injury
  • Confusion
  • Nausea and vomiting

Causes of Concussion

Your skull protects the soft organ of your brain, which is surrounded by spinal fluid. That fluid is like padding around the brain that keeps it from crashing against your skull. A hard hit to the head or body can cause your brain to suddenly crash against your skull, resulting in a concussion.

Treating a Concussion

Anyone who has just been involved in a car accident and suffered a blow to the head should be immediately examined by a medical professional. The initial treatment for a concussion is to watch the person closely for any changes in behavior or for any new symptoms.

Use a cold pack to reduce any swelling on the scalp, and a doctor may suggest an over-the-counter pain medication. To prevent a second brain injury do not consume any alcohol, controlled substance, and avoid activities that could cause another head injury.

Contact a Sheboygan Head Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion or other brain injury from a car collision, you have the right to hold the other party liable for your injuries. Contact the Sheboygan head injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000 to speak with an attorney about protecting your rights.