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Personal Injury: Car Accidents May Cause Undiagnosed Concussions

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Victims of car accidents in Hamilton and other cities in Ontario might decline a trip to the hospital for a medical evaluation because there are no apparent wounds or broken bones. This might be a mistake because some types of personal injury -- such as concussions -- might only become evident in the days or weeks after a crash. Authorities say a significant number of brain injuries are not reported because they are not diagnosed.

What is a brain injury?

Brain injuries include conditions like meningitis, brain infection, strokes and concussions. In particular, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury with various possible symptoms. While it is typically associated with contact sports, many car accident victims suffer concussions with long-term consequences. The whiplash-like motion of the head on impact in a collision causes the brain to slam into the inner walls of the skull, causing TBI known as concussion.

What are the impacts of a brain injury?

Even a mild concussion can adversely affect the victim's personal relationships with family, friends and colleagues. Harm to the person's cognitive abilities such as memory, concentration and more can put his or her job on the line. The trauma of such injuries are exacerbated by the fact that the symptoms might be delayed, and when they do appear, they might not be linked to the accident that caused them.

Treatment for brain injuries could involve long-term therapy that typically comes at a high price. Coping with the medical expenses and lost income could be overwhelming but help is available. An experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer can assist with the navigation of a civil lawsuit in pursuit of financial relief to cover economic and noneconomic damages.

Call The Morris Law Group today!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a road accident, contact The Morris Law Group for a free no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. At our law firm, we work on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t pay until your case settles.

We proudly serve clients in cities and communities around the western end of Lake Ontario including Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Welland, St. Catharines, Grimbsy, Hamilton (comprising Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, and Stoney Creek), Brantford, Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Oakville, and Mississauga.

All personal injury firms will work to get you the best settlement, but only at The Morris Law Group will you get the care and support you need at such a difficult time. Contact us for a free consultation today.


Doctor showing patient brain scans.


  • Car Accidents

    Automobile accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in Canada. You may be entitled to compensation.
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