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CA injury lawyerAccidents can happen in a variety of scenarios. Minus any immediate symptoms, such as broken bones, obvious bruises, or bleeding, you may be tempted to brush off any possible injuries you sustain as relatively minor and inconsequential. However, anytime an accident involves a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, it is important to be aware of the serious and possibly permanent damages it can cause. Concussions are one of the most common types of personal injuries and medical experts continue to uncover the serious ramifications these injuries can have on every area of a victims life.

Signs and Symptoms of Concussion

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), a concussion involves any type of injury to the head that disrupts the brains normal processes and functions. In cases of mild concussion, there may be no immediate or obvious outward signs symptoms. As a result, victims may be tempted to shrug off a bump or blow to the head, not reporting it or seeking the medical attention they need.

However, the AANS states that even a minor concussion is nothing to take lightly, as it can have long term impacts on your physical health and emotional wellbeing. Signs and symptoms to be alert for include:

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San Jose personal attorneys, head injury risks, football and head injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuryWith summer coming to an end, middle school and high school football fans in the San Jose area eagerly anticipate the coming season. Players, parents, and coaches all take these games seriously, and it is not uncommon to see major hits which could result in serious personal injuries. After a failed effort earlier this year to change the laws which govern the way young student athletes play football as a way of preventing head injuries, it is important for parents to be aware of the risks and the steps they need to take to keep their children safe.

Legislation Intended to Protect Young Players Falls Short Of Goal

Head injuries among pro-football players have been a hot topic over recent years, and there are increasing concerns about the permanent damages these injuries could cause in young players. In early 2018, as a response to concerns among some parents, two California lawmakers looked at the number of head injuries among students engaged in tackle football and sought to outlaw this type of play, at least until players reached high school age

The Sacramento Bee was one of several local and national newspapers covering this issue. In February 2018, local Democratic Assembly member Kevin McCarty and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher of San Diego initiated legislation that would prohibit tackle football among children under the age of 12. Similar efforts to ban this type of play had taken hold in other cities across the country.

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California accident attorney, California personal injury lawyerIf you or a loved one have sustained a traumatic brain injury following a blow to the head, you may be experiencing a variety of complications. The brain is one of the body’s most vulnerable parts, and TBI complications can have a significant impact on your daily life.

Conditions Caused by TBIs

The following types of complications may arise after a brain injury:

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Calilfornia accident attorney, California injury lawyerIn recent years, professional football has come under fire for causing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain disease. The repeated blows football players experience to their brains is thought to cause this serious, debilitating condition.

Youth Football and Brain Injuries

Brain injury is not unique to professional football players. In fact, it is likely a more serious problem in youth and high school football players whose brains have not fully developed. Experts say that the younger a child begins to play contact football, the more severe the brain injuries will be.

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California injury attorney, California accident lawyerTraumatic brain injuries range in severity and can be sustained in many ways. Because of this, there are a number of ways doctors treat traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

What Is a TBI?

A TBI is a brain injury that is sustained after the head is jolted or shaken. A type of mild TBI that most people are familiar with is a concussion. Falls, sports, and car accidents are common causes of TBIs. The Center for Disease Control estimates that each year there are approximately 2.5 million TBIs sustained. Some of those will be severe and require hospitalization.

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