Given the high speeds and impact forces of many car accidents, it’s not uncommon to suffer some sort of mild or even traumatic brain injury as a result.
When someone else is responsible for your injuries following an accident, it’s normal to be frustrated, overwhelmed, and even hopeless. Add in expensive medical bills, car repair costs, and the impact of missed work, and you begin to take notice of the multiple ways an accident can impact your life.
Post concussion syndrome is one of the many types of brain injuries one can suffer in the aftermath of a car accident. Read on to learn more, and contact a San Diego car accident lawyer for help with your claim.
Post concussion syndrome—also known as persistent post-concussive symptoms—is the name doctors and neurologists assign to the set of symptoms one experiences long after they might have expected a concussion to have healed.
Generally, when one talks of post concussion syndrome, it’s in the context of symptoms or issues that last beyond the expected recovery period after the accident.
Concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury that takes place after a strike or impact to the head. In a car accident context, it’s often associated with whiplash because the brain can be injured by being jerked forward and backward inside the skull.
Most people experience symptoms that last from ten weeks to three months after the accident. In people with post concussion syndrome, however, these symptoms can last more than a year.
Some of the symptoms include:
The ultimate value of your car accident settlement depends on many factors, including the economic and non-economic damages that you suffer in an accident.
For example, a fair car accident settlement might include compensation for your loss of enjoyment of life in addition to your medical bills for a serious injury.
Fortunately, an experienced attorney can help you fight for a fair settlement amount.
This includes projecting and including any potential future costs you might incur—for example, treatment for post concussion syndrome down the road. If this syndrome surfaces after you’ve already accepted your car accident settlement, you should still be covered, assuming your lawyer did their due diligence when originally calculating your claim’s value.
Unsure what’s next after car accident brain damage? A car accident attorney from The Kindley Firm, APC, can help you fight for fair compensation for your post concussion syndrome and any other losses related to your brain injuries and your accident.
Call 619-550-1313 or fill out the form that follows to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.