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Concussions: 4 Important Facts to Know Before Filing a Lawsuit

Concussion Injury and Lawsuit

When it comes to head injuries, concussions lead the way as the most common of them all. While common, concussions shouldn’t be taken lightly. They have the potential to cause serious, long-lasting harm if not diagnosed and treated promptly and properly. While we most often hear about sports related injuries and concussions, the most common causes of concussions are from accidents not related to sports.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys handle these types of cases all the time. We tell our clients, when concussions are the result of another person’s carelessness, they may have the right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their losses, including medical bills, costs of rehabilitation, lost wages and other expenses associated with short and long-term care. Let’s take a look at the:

  • Most Common Causes of Concussions
  • Symptoms of Concussions
  • Long-term Effects of Concussions
  • Compensation for Concussion Victims

Most Common Causes of Concussions

The most recent data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows about 2.87 million people are treated annually for traumatic brain injuries and an average of 155 people in the United States die each day from TBI injuries. As we mentioned, one of the most common types of TBI injuries is a concussion. This happens when someone’s brain comes into contact with the inside of their skull. The fluid around the brain offers protection, but when someone experiences a major blow to the head, the fluid doesn’t always provide the protection needed. A concussion can be caused by a variety of accidents, including:

Symptoms of Concussions

The symptoms of concussions vary. They may be subtle and may not show up right away, but when they do appear, they can last for several days, weeks or even longer. Some of the physical signs and symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fatigue or Drowsiness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Dizziness
  • Temporary Loss of Consciousness
  • Slurred Speech
  • Forgetfulness
  • Irritability
  • Sensitivity to Light and Noise
  • Trouble Sleeping

Long-Term Effects of Concussions

Damage to the brain after a concussion can present symptoms long after the initial injury, according to research presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. While some of the most immediate symptoms of a concussion disappear after a few weeks, the brain may never be 100% normal. Abnormal brain activity effecting motor pathways can lead to significant, long-lasting problems. Medical experts say post-concussion syndrome can lead to:

  • Anxiety
  • Tension Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Changes in Behavior and Emotions

Compensation for Concussion Victims

Suffering a traumatic brain injury can be life-changing. If you or someone you know is involved in an accident that resulted in a concussion, Call Georgelis First at 1-800-HURT-NOW. Every case is unique, and the circumstances surrounding the accident are all contributing factors when deciding if you have a case. Our experienced, aggressive and successful attorneys have helped countless accident victims get the compensation they deserve. In fact, we have won more than 99% of our cases and recovered more than $50,000,000.00 for our clients. Our consultations are FREE and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. We are always available 24/7. Call us today so we can help you too

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