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.