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Traumatic brain injuries cause concussions

Statistics show that more than 200,000 Canadians suffer concussions each year. Authorities say concussions are the primary cause of disability in Ontario and other provinces. Traumatic brain injuries cause them, and even if the victim does not lose consciousness, the trauma can still affect the brain. Some of the symptoms may escape recognition because they can be subtle.

TBI can happen to anyone at any time. Bump to the head, whether on the sports field or in a car accident, can cause trauma to the brain. Although a concussion can include a brief period of unconsciousness, the only symptoms could be mental state changes like disorientation or confusion. Another sign of a concussion is a memory lapse of what happened immediately before the bump on the head.

However, a person who remained conscious might not realize that symptoms that appear hours or even days after the incident could indicate TBI. These include dizziness, headache, unusual sensitivity to sound and light, fatigue and insomnia. Cognitive impairments like memory and attention difficulties and a sense of mental clouding are also indications of concussions. The risk of long-term brain damage increases for those who suffer repeat concussions.

The severity of concussions is often underestimated. Medical treatment and temporary inability to return to work can be costly. If another party's negligence caused brain injuries, financial and other damages might be recoverable. The sensible step would be to consult with an Ontario personal injury lawyer. Legal counsel with experience in navigating civil lawsuits that involve brain injuries would increase the chances of a monetary judgment to cover documented claims.

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