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Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois wrongful death attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer,While most people are at least mildly familiar with concussions and how they are caused, very few have even heard of a subdural hematoma. Yet researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States suffer from this potentially serious brain injury each year. More than half of these brain injuries are caused by automobile, bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. Even more concerning is that victims, nor their doctors, may end up catching it before the condition becomes life-threatening.

Subdural Hematoma Causes

Very different from both traumatic brain injuries and concussions, subdural hematomas are insidious conditions that, over time, can become severe or even fatal. They are most common in elderly individuals because, as the brain ages, it begins to shrink and pull away from the dura, leaving the veins attached the dura more exposed and vulnerable. So much so, in fact, that even just a minor bump to the head or sudden jarring can cause injury.

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Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois wrongful death attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer,Being involved in a motor vehicle crash, even an apparent minor one, can be very unsettling. Often, a car crash will leave a person emotionally traumatized and this emotional trauma can mask any physical injuries the accident may have caused. A victim may not realize physical injury symptoms for hours – or even days – after the crash occurred.

Symptoms may indicate a serious injury has happened and the victim should seek medical help right away. For a person who has been in a vehicle crash, the following symptoms may be indicators that the crash resulted in a serious injury:

Pain or Swelling in the Abdominal Area

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