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Avoiding Head Injuries

The brain is the control system of the human body. In most states, a person is declared legally dead if the brain has completely stopped functioning. Therefore, it is safe to say that head injuries are the most dangerous type of damage that the body can sustain. One should always take care to protect the head when engaging in activities that pose any sort of risk, such as bicycling, riding a motorcycle, working on construction sites, or even participating in sports.

How do I protect myself?

There are certain measures that individuals may take to best shield themselves from head injuries and the risks associated with these incidents. These steps are easy and correlate well with basic common sense. Always

  • Make sure that you have a helmet on when engaging in activities such as motorcycling, inline skating, skateboarding, bicycling, skiing, or snowboarding
  • Wear your seat belt when riding in a motorized vehicle, such as a car, truck, van, or plane
  • Ensure that your home does not have any loose rugs or slick flooring that pose the potential to trip those walking across it
  • Clean up any indoor water spills immediately
  • Make sure that you ascend and descend stairs with handrails, and always go up or down them at a comfortable speed

What should I do if I sustain a head injury?

If you do happen to sustain some sort of head injury, first assess the severity of the situation. Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury (the worst case scenario) include severe headaches, nausea/vomiting, unusual changes in personality or mood, changes in sensory abilities (blurred vision, ringing in the ears), loss of motor skills, and a decrease in comprehension or communication abilities.

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If you have sustained a serious head injury because of someone else’s negligence, the Green Bay personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you. Please call their law offices today at 800-242-2874 to schedule an appointment.