For decades parents and coaches alike have thought sustaining a mild blow to the head during a sporting event as someone just “getting their bell rung” or “seeing stars”. However, make no mistake that a concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury and if not treated properly, can have long-term effects on a person.
When you or a loved one is engaging in an activity that could cause serious injury to the head, make sure to wear protective gear such as a helmet. In some cases though, protective gear is still not enough and a person may still sustain injury to the head. In these cases, you can assess whether or not a person has a concussion at the convenience of using your cell phone by downloading an app.
An App that Attorney Thomas Henson uses is PAR Concussion Recognition & Response (CRR). This app is extremely helpful and does the following:
- Gives real-time advice about recognizing a concussion
- Gives real-time advice on treating a concussion
- CRR walks you through a series of assessment screens
- Provides a list of criteria to help you decide whether to treat a head injury as an emergency
- Provides questions to ask a child who experienced a head injury
- Offers a list of frequently asked questions
After the assessment, the app will advise whether or not the hurt person should see a doctor, and if so, the app will provide a summary of all the information that was entered to share with your doctor or EMS worker.
While this app is a convenient way to assess a head injury, it should NEVER replace seeking medical attention if needed. If you need urgent medical care, call 9-1-1 or get to a hospital emergency room or doctor quickly.
To read more about how you can prevent mTBI and what to do if someone experiences a blow to the head, you can read attorney Thomas Henson’s Endurance Magazine article. You can view his article on page 10!
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident that was not your fault, call Henson Fuerst at 919-781-1107 for help. When you call, one of our experienced North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury attorneys will speak with you for FREE. These are often complicated cases, and it is important to hire an experienced serious injury law firm that has experience with these types of cases.
At Henson Fuerst, we will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you and fight hard to protect your rights. You can trust Henson Fuerst to handle every detail of your case so you can focus on your recovery. You will never pay an attorney’s fee up front, and you owe us nothing until we recover for you.
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