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Snow tires help a driver to retain some control of an automobile, while it travels along a snow-covered road. Yet those same tires do not always keep the wheels from sliding on a slippery roadway. Because winter temperatures encourage the formation of ice, drivers face plenty of hazards during that particular season of the year.

Once a car starts to slip on an icy surface, the driver struggles to control it. Often the out-of-control vehicle slams into another car, or into an object on the side of the street or highway. It is that uncontrolled motion of an automobile that can cause several types of hidden injuries. These are all handled by Personal Injury Lawyer in Halifax after they file a claim.

Why concussions belong on a list of hard to diagnose conditions

Patients with a grade-1 concussion, the least severe of the three grades, suffer the mildest of symptoms. Some of them, such as headaches, have been felt by large numbers of those men and women that felt stressed or hungry. Consequently, the victim of a small accident might not feel worried about a few headaches.

Ideally, that same person made a point of seeing a physician during the hours that followed the recent collision. That would increase the likelihood that the adult or child with the headaches might get seen by the same physician, or by a doctor that can study the records from the earlier post-collision visit with a physician.

If the adult or child with the headaches later experienced a loss of consciousness, a period of confusion, episodes of amnesia (as it relates to the accident), dizziness, stars before the eyes, ringing in the ears, nausea or vomiting, those would be signs of a severe injury. Indeed, someone with a grade-1 concussion can suffer severe brain trauma.

Other minor problems that can signal the existence of a more serious disorder

Whiplash associated injuries

Torn muscles

Steps that work to hasten the identification of severe harm to a vulnerable system or organ

The victim of a collision needs to undergo a full evaluation. The examining doctor should not assume that a certain symptom points to the presence of a simple-to correct problem. If the victim’s head was impacted in any way, that same victim ought to receive a CT scan or an MRI.

Some new diagnostic tools aid evaluation of the degree to which a torn muscle has harmed the affected patient. One of those tools is a shear wave ultrasound. Doctors refer to the second tool as shear wave elastography.

How to proceed, following a thorough evaluation

Once a victim/patient knows the test results, he or she can consult with a lawyer. By undertaking such an action, an injured victim has increased the chances that the claims process will run smoothly.