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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on December 12th, 2010
Ottawa Accident Lawyer, Ottawa Law Firm, Ottawa Lawyers- David Hollingsworth..A 30-year-old male was taken to an Ottawa hospital with serious head injuries after an Ottawa car accident at Bronson Avenue and Slater Street yesterday afternoon. Ottawa emergency crews responded to the call at 12:40 p.m. The driver of the other vehicle, a 50-year-old woman, was taken to an Ottawa hospital in stable condition with a fractured ankle. Thankfully, the man’s personal injuries are not life-threatening. There were no passengers in either vehicle. The cause of the collision is under investigation. My thoughts go out to these Ottawa accident victims. A serious head injury can have devastating life-long effects. I hope that this is not the case with this man….It’s getting very slippery out there on our Ottawa roads. Please, everyone, do your best out there …Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury Law Firm
The symptoms of a head injury can occur immediately or develop slowly over several hours or days. Even if the skull is not fractured, the brain can bang against the inside of the skull and be bruised. The head may look fine, but complications could result from bleeding or swelling inside the skull.
When encountering a person who just had a head injury, try to find out what happened. If he or she cannot tell you, look for clues and ask witnesses. In any serious head trauma, always assume the spinal cord is also injured.
The following symptoms suggest a more serious head injury — other than a concussion or contusion — and require emergency medical treatment:
- Changes in, or unequal size of pupils
- Distorted features of the face
- Fluid draining from nose, mouth, or ears (may be clear or bloody)
- Fracture in the skull or face, bruising of the face, swelling at the site of the injury, or scalp wound
- Impaired hearing, smell, taste, or vision
- Inability to move one or more limbs
- Irritability (especially in children), personality changes, or unusual behavior
- Loss of consciousness, confusion, or drowsiness
- Low breathing rate or drop in blood pressure
- Restlessness, clumsiness, or lack of coordination
- Severe headache
- Slurred speech or blurred vision
- Stiff neck or vomiting
- Symptoms improve, and then suddenly get worse (change in consciousness)
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————–About Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer, David Hollingsworth.
Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth is dedicated to helping Ottawa and Ontario car accident victims and has been since 1999. David has extensive experience and knowledge of Ontario accidents and Ontario personal injury issues. David is dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for Ontario personal injury clients by offering free consultations and making home visits or hospital visits. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca mobile (613) 978-9549 (613) 237-4922 ext.203