Head concussions are a common type of injury sustained in personal injury incidents like car accidents. It involves trauma to the head that results in a brain injury. This can lead to symptoms ranging from mild and short-term to severe and long-term.
When someone else is responsible for your injury, a personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for these losses. It is important to understand what constitutes a concussion before considering your legal options for this type of injury.
A concussion is considered one of the many types of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. It is a relatively milder form of TBI and involves a sudden jolt, hit, or impact to the head region. As a result, the brain suffers internal damage. The precise extent of this damage varies from one injury to another. A concussion may also involve a visible injury to the skull.
Although a concussion is generally regarded as a minor injury, it can result in serious and long-term symptoms. Common signs and symptoms of a concussion include:
Other signs include amnesia, a ringing in the ears, loss of appetite, a feeling of vertigo or dizziness, and fatigue.
You can seek a wide range of damages for a concussion injury. However, you will first need to prove that the injury was directly caused by the negligence of the at-fault party. This typically involves undergoing a physical examination and providing relevant evidence. The actual amount for a given case can vary widely, depending on many factors.
If you have suffered a head concussion in a car crash, slip-and-fall, or any other personal injury incident, we can help you. Here at The Kindley Firm, APC we help you go after full compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Get in touch today with a brain injury lawyer at 619-550-1313 or through our contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.