Concussion Injury Lawyer

There has been a growing public interest in concussions lately, and with good reason. Once thought to be minor injuries that the average person could easily recover from, increased scientific research and raised general awareness have revealed concussions to have long term detrimental effects on a person’s cognitive function and general health. If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident or other incident of negligence that result in a concussion, it is imperative that you get the help you need.

What Defines a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of brain injury that is typically caused by blunt trauma to the head, although violent shaking or other kinds of trauma can also sometimes result in it. There are three grades of concussions, with the first usually clearing up within 15 minutes and the third usually after a much greater period of time. While people with concussions can lose consciousness, experience headaches or confusion, etc., the fact is that most people do not experience any extreme symptoms (at least not right away) and therefore may not even realize the extent of their injuries. It is important to understand that any grade of concussion can result in long term damage to mental capacity and other cognitive functions.

Why (and When) You Should Be Compensated For a Concussion

There are many types of situations that can result in concussions, although auto accidents and impact sports are by far the most common. If you or a loved one has suffered from a concussion that was caused by someone else or a situation of general negligence (i.e. you were not at fault yet suffered anyway), you may have the right to compensation. If any medical treatment was received or is even currently ongoing, you may have a particularly strong case. After all, medical bills are expensive, and even minor concussions can go on to affect future health and wellbeing. You may also have the right to compensation if the concussion caused you to miss work or important life events.

Taking the Next Step

When you’re ready, it’s time to seek out legal help. To make sure you are properly prepared, it is a good idea to document when and where the incident that caused the concussion occurred and list out any medical expenses or other costs that resulted from it. It is also important to write down what the medical prognosis was (the grade of concussion and potential long term health effects). Your legal team will then help you file your claim and get the compensation you deserve. Concussions are not necessarily easy to deal with, but with the proper legal help they don’t have to be life ruining.

David J. Klink, Attorney at Law

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