Concussion Injuries and Personal Injury Claims
Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most common types of injuries suffered by people that have been involved in accidents. Traumatic brain injuries involve a person suffering a powerful blow or force to the head that causes damage to the brain. This can be caused by blunt force trauma to the skull or even just violent shaking and jerking movements of the head. These injuries have a way of causing significant damages to accident victims due to the fact that they involve damage done to the brain. This can mean permanent cognitive issues and other complications that affect a person’s quality of life. One of the most common kinds of traumatic brain injuries is a concussion. This type of traumatic brain injury is often considered to be milder than other traumatic brain injuries however it is still a serious injury requiring medical attention all the same.
Concussion Related Personal Injury Claims
A concussion is when someone suffers a blow to the head or has their head whipped in a violent jerking motion that causes mild damage to the brain that results in an altered mental state that can include being rendered unconscious, loss of balance, loss of concentration, slurred language, and other impairments to cognitive function.
Those that have suffered concussions may wonder if their injury warrants a personal injury claim since concussions are considered by many to not be as severe of an injury and therefore might not be worth seeking compensation for. This could not be further from the truth. Concussions have the potential to lead to all kinds of severe issues that can affect a person’s life.
Second Impact Syndrome Risk
For starters, a person that suffers a concussion must then take care to avoid what is called “second impact syndrome”. This is when a person that has suffered a concussion then suffers an additional injury to the brain. This is especially bad because the brain is still recovering from the first injury and is especially vulnerable to harm. Second impact syndrome leads to severe cognitive issues that can be permanent and has even lead to comas and death.
Post Concussion Syndrome
When someone suffers a concussion there is a chance that they may suffer from post-concussion syndrome. Post-concussion syndrome is when a person that has suffered a concussion develops delayed symptoms a period of time after they initially suffered their injury. A person that has suffered a concussion may initially not experience any symptoms but after a week can suffer from the following:
- Change in Personality
- Sensitivity to Bright Light and Loud Noises
- Insomnia and Other Sleeping Problems
These symptoms can interfere with a person’s life not to mention their ability to work. Someone could miss out on possible wages, have their earning potential diminished, have to pay extensive medical bills, and generally deal with a great deal of pain and suffering.
Filing a Claim for a Concussion Injury
The damages caused by a concussion injury’s complications like post-concussion syndrome can warrant a personal injury claim. In order to file a personal injury claim for a concussion injury, you must have suffered your injury because of an accident caused by the negligence of a liable party. Concussions are a fairly common injury that can occur in a number of ways and across many types of personal injury cases. Some common ways that people suffer concussions include:
- Car Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- Sports Accidents
You absolutely can file a claim for a concussion injury suffered because you were involved in one of these accidents. However, it is important to keep in mind that every case is different and that you some variables and details might make your case especially difficult to pursue. For the most part, insurance companies will fight tooth and nail over concussion cases since post-concussion syndrome can be rather difficult to prove since many symptoms are not tangible and are only known the concussion victim. When pursuing compensation for a concussion injury do not hesitate to speak to an experienced attorney. These types of cases require the expert hand of a lawyer that has handled several of these cases before successfully. When a claimant tries to handle a case involving a concussion alone, the insurance company will take every opportunity to use every underhanded trick in the book to reduce or even outright deny a claim.
CONTACT EXPERIENCED WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
If you have been involved in an accident and have begun experiencing the aforementioned symptoms of a traumatic brain injury in the White Bear Lake, Michigan area, you could be entitled to compensation. With a personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for a variety of damages that a traumatic brain injury can cause. If you believe an accident that you were involved in resulted in you suffering a traumatic brain injury then do not hesitate to seek medical help and contact Sand Law for a free consultation on how to proceed with taking legal action
Consider contacting Sand Law about a possible personal injury claim and how we can assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries. Your primary concern should be recovery and we understand that balancing that with an injury claim can be difficult. Allow us to represent you and help secure a settlement you are comfortable with while you heal.
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