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Diffuse Axonal Injury

What is Diffuse axonal injury?

Diffuse axonal injury is caused by severe impacts such as road traffic accidents that can cause connections in the brain to be damaged by forward or backward movements. This injury can take varying lengths of time to recover and can even cause comas. The main symptom of a diffuse axonal injury is loss of conscious which can last up to six hours or more. This injury can also be linked to severe whiplash in most common cases so if you have suffered a diffuse axonal injury recently or historically then you may be entitled to compensation.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of a diffuse axonal injury can vary, but the most common are:

  • Lack of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Chronic pain
  • Change in behavior

If you or a loved one show signs of any of these symptoms then please seek medical attention. If you believe your diffuse axonal injury was not your fault then Sincere Law can help. We are specialists in medical law and personal injury so feel free to give us a call and we will try or best to see if you have a claim, no obligation.

What are the causes?

The causes of a diffuse axonal injury can vary but the most common ones are as follows:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Sports related injuries
  • Explosions from a factory or place of work
  • Fall
  • Baby shaken syndrome

Diffuse axonal injuries are normally caused by any type of injury were serve movement backwards or forwards is experienced. This type of injury is most common in whip lash caused by a road traffic accident.

How long does it take to recover?

A diffuse axonal injury can take varied amount of time to recover. As a whip lash injury can a few days to recover from but in some cases whip lash can be severe and take years. Any type of brain injury must be taken seriously and can effect all aspects of a persons life. We know that a serious injury can cause financial , psychological and physical stress and we can help  you sort these problems.

What impact does this have on your life

Having suffered a diffuse axonal injury can mean that every day life can be effected either short term or long term. This type of injury may stop you doing the things you used to love like playing sports or playing with your children. This is why at Sincere Law we try our best to help your recovery in any way possible.

How can we help your rehabilitation

At Sincere Law we will help you not just to get the compensation you deserve but also the medical help you need too. We are specialists in personal injury and medical negligence and will refer you to our recommended doctors or practitioners. We pride ourselves on giving our clients the best possible service. From this experience and knowledge we can fight your corner in your case and get the best possible outcome for you.

How to make a claim

You can make a claim either by calling us on 0800 092 2896 for a no obligation conversation about your claim. Or you can request a call back from our website at We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible and providing that all the information you provide is honest and correct we can direct you to the appropriate specialist solicitor.

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