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Seattle Man Suffers Concussion after Being Struck by Bus

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 8, 2013

A man was seriously injured after he was recently struck by a bus in downtown Seattle. Fire Department officials say the man who was hit by a bus got up and walked a block to a Starbucks although he was still bleeding from the head. The 32-year-old man suffered a concussion. Firefighters say the man was incoherent when they arrived and he was transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. The cause of the Seattle bus accident is still under investigation.

The term concussion refers to a traumatic brain injury that results from an impact to the head. A concussion is usually not a life-threatening injury, but it can still cause short-term and long-term health problems. While a mild concussion may involve no loss of consciousness or a brief loss of consciousness, a severe concussion may involve an extended loss of consciousness with a delayed return to normalcy. The most common symptoms of concussions include loss of consciousness, confusion, headaches, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, and loss of short-term memory.

Those who suffer concussions often become disoriented, which exposes them to further danger. It is critical that anyone who has suffered any type of head injury seek prompt medical attention. Even if you are able to get up and walk or “feel alright,” it is important to get a check-up just in case you have suffered internal injuries. Several injuries, such as whiplash, do not even surface until days or weeks after the incident.

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek monetary compensation for your injuries and losses. The experienced Washington auto accident brain injury lawyers at Hardwick & Pendergast have a long and successful track record of helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation for their significant losses. Please contact us at (888) 228-3860 to find out how we can help you.

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