Some people think that a concussion is something not serious and must not be a cause for concern. However, it’s important to understand what happens to the brain when a concussion occurs.
The brain is quite vulnerable and even a mild concussion can impact the way you behave, feel, and function. A concussion is not a simple bump in the head. Rather, it is a serious brain injury. Unfortunately, a concussion is often invisible and you may not know you have it. And when not addressed on time, it can result in lifelong disabilities. If you suffered a concussion in an accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of a person or entity, you should contact a Turco Legal, P.C. injury attorney. A lawyer can help you build a strong claim and keep your rights protected throughout the claim process.
Symptoms of Concussions
Generally, symptoms of a concussion appear soon after the injury. But you may not be aware of the severity of the injury at first. Also, some symptoms may appear hours or days after the accident. Thus, you may not know you have a concussion. Some of the common symptoms of a concussion include headaches, temporary loss of consciousness, confusion, seizures, dizziness, memory loss, nausea or vomiting, and slurred speech. These symptoms can lead to medical bills as well as pain and suffering your attorney can help seek compensation for.
Pursuing Legal Action
If another party’s negligence is to blame for your accident-related concussion, you may be able to bring an injury lawsuit to recover damages. A concussion may lead to long-term medical treatment. the resulting medical bills can be quite expensive. Predicting how long you will recover from the injury and the degree of your recovery can be hard. And your emotional distress and physical pain may continue for years. The amount of compensation you may get reflects a lot of factors including the seriousness of your concussion. Damages you may be able to recover include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and property damage. Sometimes, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant for their wrongdoing. Ensure you hire an attorney as possible while evidence is still available and memories of the accident are still fresh. Also, there is a statute of limitations to meet when filing a lawsuit. Failing to file within this deadline can result in the dismissal of your lawsuit.