Our brain injury lawyers at the law firm of Goodman Acker P.C. frequently represent clients who have suffered a brain injury or closed head injury as a result of a Michigan accident. The most common type of closed head injury is a concussion. It is often the result of a car accident or a sports-related accident.
A concussion can cause a temporary loss of consciousness or a longer loss of consciousness as in a coma. With this type of injury you may suffer physical, psychological and/or cognitive impairment. However, when an individual suffers from a head injury the symptoms are not always recognizable. It is important that parents and others are aware of all the symptoms of a concussion as immediate treatment can make a difference.
As a resource to our clients, the law firm of Goodman Acker P.C. would like to share a new app they came across called The Heads Up app. The App was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Heads Up app is free and is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
The app was developed to help parents and others learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of a concussion, and what to do if they think their child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury. In addition, the app also includes information on selecting the right helmet for an activity and other detailed safety tips for prevention of head injuries.
For more information on The Heads Up App you can visit this website.
Concussions and other brain injuries are unfortunately fairly common. In fact, about every 21 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers from a serious brain injury. In situations where an accident takes place, it is very important that you know what to do. Our Michigan brain injury lawyers highly recommend that this App be downloaded on your Smartphone so that it is easily accessible in case of an emergency.
It is very vital that you are aware of the symptoms and know how to prevent these injuries. Of course there are times where the head or brain injury was caused due to the negligence of another and was not able to be avoided. In situations such as this, a victim may have the right to pursue a lawsuit to collect damages for their pain and suffering, as well as payment of their medical bills and other benefits, depending on how the accident took place.
For more information on your legal rights after a brain injury accident in Michigan, call our top rated law firm today at(248) 793-2010. Our Detroit lawyers have significant experience in handling these types of claims and will be able to determine whether or not you have case. Call now for your free, no obligation case review!
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