It is not just athletes than can suffer from a concision. Many accident victims experience this type of personal injury. Concussions are injuries to the brain. Just the thought of sustaining an injury to the brain can be scary. These injuries can have serious impacts on one’s life. Brain injuries range from mild to severe. A concussion is a type of brain injury. Concussions can happen from a variety of causes, and they don’t just happen to athletes, such as football players. They also happen to people that have been negligently inured in an accident that was not their fault. Many people consider taking legal action when they have sustained a concussion from an accident.
Insurance companies typically try to downplay these injuries, as diagnostic testing cannot always pick-up these injuries. It is important to have an experienced concussion accident lawyer that has experience handling these cases. Frequently these cases can result in significant settlements and verdicts, so it is important to have the right attorney on your side fighting for you.
Basically, a concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain. Cognitive functioning is temporarily impacted. Symptoms include headaches, problems focusing, memory, and balance. Most symptoms resolve in a few days, weeks, and sometimes months. Regardless of severity, these injuries can be very scary to experience.
Some concussions are accompanied by a loss of consciousness, but most are not. Many people who experience a concussion are vulnerable to the occurrence of additional concussions. These injuries can happen to any person, at any age.Accidents That Can Cause a Concussion
Many motor vehicle accidents cause concussions. The force of the impact generally correlates to the force exerted upon the victim's head from the accident. Frequently, one’s head can violently turn or whip in a car accident. As well, slips and falls, and trips and falls frequently involve the head striking the ground or other object. This can be a very scary and confusing experience for someone. Basically, a concussion is possible whenever there is a blow to the head, or violent shaking of the head. This can happen from a virtually unlimited number of situations. Other types of personal injury accidents that can cause a concussion include, but are not limited to:
- Workers’ compensation accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accident cases
- Nursing home abuse cases
- Pedestrian accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites and attacks
- MBTA accident cases
- Daycare center accidents cases
- Elevator and escalator accident cases
Head injuries, and specifically concussions, can be serious injuries with very serious effects on the victim's life. If you feel you may have a concussion, seek medical attention right away. As well, if your concussion was due to someone’s negligence, contact the Law Office of Christopher Earley today for legal help. We would be pleased to assist you. We only get paid if your case settles, so call today! Be sure to read our free books called The Truth Series today. They are designed to help you.