Use Your Head - Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
  • Sunday, 21 April 2013

Use Your Head

One area we consistently overlook is the head injury.

Closed or open head injuries can be extremely serious and unlike fractures that may heal in time, the effects of these injuries are long lasting and not easily cured. People endure concussions without realizing it until the effects play out after. What to do? According to Concussions Ontario, there is a lack of awareness about concussions immediately after a trauma.

Therefore, people can go undiagnosed while priority is given to more obvious injuries.

This is despite the fact the Ontario Brain Injury Association estimates 40% of brain injuries happen as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The problem is most people after an accident are concerned about treating painful injuries. If you break your leg, you forget about your cognitive issues because you want to tend to your leg.

It is also worth noting that you do not have to lose consciousness to sustain a head injury. The Ontario Brain Injury Association estimates 82% of people who suffer a brain injury actually lose consciousness.

If you have been injured in an accident and have continued memory loss problems, other cognitive symptoms, go to your doctor immediately. Describe your injuries in great detail and do not downplay them. If your doctor is not helping you, see a specialist. Do not let the injury go undiagnosed.

Concussions and head injuries are very serious; however if you do not tell your treating practitioner all of your symptoms, a concussion can fall under the radar. Only by sharing information do you get a solution.

Leave a Reply

 

Get the help you deserve

1-800-567-HURT

Call NOW for a free consultation

Diamond & Diamond Ontario Head Office

255 Consumers Road, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario

>> Learn More

Diamond & Diamond Alberta Head Office

4246 97 Street NW, Unit 100, Edmonton, Alberta

>> Learn More

Diamond & Diamond British Columbia Head Office

1727 West Broadway, Suite 400, Vancouver, British Columbia

>> Learn More

Barrie

17 Poyntz Street

Brampton

341 Parkhurst Square, Suite 5

Calgary

1331 Macleod Trail SE, Suite 420

Edmonton

4246 97 Street NW, Unit 100

Hamilton

105 Main Street East, Suite 1500

Kelowna

1631 Dickson Avenue Suite 1100

London

256 Pall Mall St, Suite 102

Oakville / Mississauga

2939 Portland Drive, Suite 200

Oshawa

50 Richmond Street E, Unit # 108 B

Ottawa

955 Greenvalley Crescent, Unit 315

Sudbury

144 Elm Street, Suite 201

Surrey

1104 – 13737 96 Ave, Surrey, BC V3V 0C6

Thunder Bay

278 Algoma Street South

Toronto

255 Consumers Road, 5th Floor

Vancouver

1727 West Broadway, Suite 400

Windsor

13158 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 3B