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Can I Sue for a Concussion?

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 from The Kindley Firm, APC can help you seek compensation for these losses. If you’re not sure whether you’re able to sue for your concussion, reach out for help understanding your claims and your options. 

What Is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It generally involves a sudden jolt, hit, or impact to the head region. As a result, the brain suffers internal damage. A concussion may also involve a visible injury to the skull.

The precise extent of this damage varies from one injury to another. While concussions are often less severe than other types of brain injuries, the details of your injury can make a big difference. You may have suffered other injuries at the same time, for example, or the symptoms you’re experiencing may have a larger impact on your life than others. 

Signs and Symptoms

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:

  • Mental Fogginess – You may have trouble thinking straight, focusing on something, or speaking properly. These cognitive effects can make communication difficult. 
  • Loss of Consciousness – A head trauma injury like a concussion may knock you out, resulting in a temporary state of unconsciousness.
  • Headache – This is one of the most common symptoms of a concussion. If you experience a persistent headache after a head impact or jolt, it may be due to a concussion injury.

Other signs include amnesia, a ringing in the ears, loss of appetite, a feeling of vertigo or dizziness, and fatigue. Experiencing any of these symptoms, or more long-term symptoms, may impact your daily quality of life, making it tough to overcome your suffering. 

Damages Available in a Head Concussion Lawsuit

You can seek a wide range of damages for a concussion. 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.

Once you and your lawyer have identified the liable party in your case, you may be ready to file your concussion lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries. Your lawyer can represent you in the courtroom and help you get the funds you need for a full recovery. 

Find Out How a San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

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.

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