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The additional dangers of a concussion

Posted on April 9, 2015 9:02 am under Personal Injury

A concussion may affect anyone regardless of his or her age. However, individuals who have injured their head after being involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident are at a higher risk of this type of traumatic brain injury. Although symptoms of concussions are considered self-limiting, severe cases of concussions may have some long-lasting effects in the brain and in an individual’s overall health:

  • Second impact syndrome – Although rare, this condition occurs when a second concussion happens after the first concussion has been healed. A majority of second impact syndrome cases are fatal.
  • Epilepsy – Individuals who have suffered from a concussion are at risk of epilepsy for the first five years after the trauma.
  • Accumulation of the effects of multiple concussions – Having multiple traumatic brain injuries over the course of one’s life may cause an individual to develop persistent and life-long, sometimes even progressive, brain injury

The legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® help those who have suffered damages from a pedestrian or bicycle accident caused by someone else’s recklessness possibly file a claim against the negligent party responsible. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 and tell us more about your situation.