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Being unintentionally struck in an accident or participating in a contact sport can lead to a concussion and traumatic brain injury. In some cases, the damage is so severe that it can leave a person with long-term cognitive issues, impaired memory, and even paralysis.

Even a seemingly mild brain injury has to be considered a big deal and may have long-lasting consequences if not taken seriously. It is essential to watch for signs of concussion and seek medical care immediately following any head accident or injury.

Are you experiencing pain, memory problems, or the common symptoms associated with a concussion after a blow to the head caused by someone else? The brain injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, have experience advocating for victims injured by others.

Contact us at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a Chicago concussion lawyer.

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A Concussion Is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can occur in various situations, including car and motorcycle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and assaults. It is the most common type of brain injury resulting from traumatic accidents.

Identifying a Head Injury

A head injury is any trauma to the skull that damages the brain. The most common type of head injury is a concussion caused by a blow to the face, skull, or head. Concussions can range from mild to severe.

Traumatic brain injuries are much more severe than concussions and can cause permanent brain damage or even death. These injuries can have life-altering effects on an individual’s physical and mental health.

It is essential for anyone who has sustained a head injury to seek medical attention as soon as possible to reduce the risk of long-term complications. Treatment for traumatic brain injuries may include medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological counseling.

What are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are severe and potentially life-altering wounds that can occur when the skull is subjected to a sudden, violent force. TBIs can range from mild concussions to more severe brain damage that can be fatal or cause permanent disability.

The consequences of traumatic brain injuries can be devastating for those affected. In addition to physical pain such as headaches and dizziness, there may also be long-term cognitive impairments such as difficulty concentrating or remembering things.

Those who suffer from TBIs may also experience emotional difficulties such as depression or anxiety. It is important for those who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury to seek medical treatment as soon as possible to reduce the risk of long-term complications.

Leading Causes for Severe Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be caused by various factors, ranging from medical malpractice to hazardous conditions on the property. Property owners may be liable if they fail to address dangerous conditions that lead to brain injury.

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of head injuries, and defective products can also lead to brain damage. Victims of brain injuries need to document their injuries as soon as possible and maintain all relevant medical documentation.

People who participate in high school, college, or recreational contact sports are at high risk for suffering a brain injury.

Victims of traumatic brain injury should seek immediate medical treatment to ensure that their condition is properly diagnosed and treated. In some cases, victims may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for their damages if they suffered a brain injury as a result of the conduct of another person or entity.

Concussion Symptoms

Concussion symptoms can range from temporary to permanent and are divided into four categories:

  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Emotional
  • Sleep-related

Brain damage can be caused by medical malpractice, falling, and dangerous activities. Physical and cognitive symptoms might include:

  • Headaches
  • Loss of memory
  • Confusion
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue/drowsiness
  • Blurry vision
  • Feeling in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness/seeing stars
  • Ringing in the ears

In addition to these signs of a concussion, there are psychological effects such as concentration and memory complaints, irritability, sensitivity to light and noise, sleep disturbances, and depression.

Have you or someone you know experienced any of these signs after a blow to the head? It is essential to seek medical treatment immediately and contact an experienced concussion lawyer who can help you understand your rights and options for seeking compensation for your damages.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) [1] is when a person who has suffered a concussion continues to experience symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and fatigue even after the initial injury has healed. While some of these symptoms may improve over time, they can last for months or even years.

Other common signs of PCS are difficulty concentrating, poor memory and concentration, insomnia, irritability, depression, anxiety, and sensitivity to light and sound. In most cases, the syndrome can be effectively managed through lifestyle changes.

The Brain Fog and Emotional/Psychological Damage

Concussions can cause many emotional and psychological symptoms that may be difficult to identify. Victims of an accident may not recognize these symptoms as being related to the trauma, instead attributing them to the typical response to experiencing an accident.

Common emotional and psychological symptoms associated with concussions [2] include sudden changes in mood, such as anxiety, anger, sadness, and other mood or behavior changes. It is crucial for those who have experienced a concussion to report any of these symptoms to their doctor so they can receive proper care and treatment.

The effects of a concussion on mental health should not be underestimated. A concussion’s emotional and psychological symptoms can become more severe over time if left untreated.

It is crucial for those who have experienced trauma to seek medical care immediately to ensure that any underlying issues are addressed before they become more serious.

With proper diagnosis and treatment, individuals can begin the process of healing from their injury and restoring their mental health.

Sleep Deprivation After a Violent Blow

Sleep disturbances following an accident can be a sign of a concussion. It is essential to see your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms associated with this condition.

Symptoms of a concussion include difficulty falling or staying asleep and sleeping more or less than usual.

Head injuries can be severe, and those who have suffered from them may be entitled to legal recourse. Depending on the severity of the injury, a person may be able to seek damages for medical expenses, medication and therapy costs, and lost wages.

In cases where the head injury was caused by malicious intent or purposeful acts, punitive damages may also be awarded. In some cases, criminal proceedings may even result from such an act.

The severity of a concussion is graded from Grade I (least severe) to Grade III (most serious). Those who have suffered trauma may be entitled to legal recourse, and it is essential to seek the advice of an experienced concussion lawyer.

An experienced concussion lawyer can help individuals understand their rights and options and guide them in pursuing a claim for damages.

Determining a Fair Settlement for a Concussion Claim

Concussions are serious injuries that can long-term affect a person’s physical and mental health. When seeking a fair settlement for a concussion case, it is essential to consider the past, current, and future damages associated with the injury.

Concussions can involve various cases, including car accidents, sports injuries, and battery and assault cases. Concussions may also occur in conjunction with neck or back injuries.

It is important to understand the full extent of the injury when seeking a fair settlement for a concussion case so that all damages are accounted for. An attorney can help present evidence against the other party and ensure that all damages are considered when negotiating a settlement amount for your brain injury.

Economic Damages

Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries can devastate the lives of victims and their families. Not only do these injuries cause physical pain, but they also lead to costly medical bills, lost wages, and lost earning potential.

Fortunately, we can help obtain financial relief for those affected by such injuries. An experienced brain injury attorney from our law offices can assist with securing compensation for:

  • Medical equipment
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Injury-related home modifications

When filing personal injury claims, it is essential to save all receipts, billing statements, and wage information to ensure that all losses are accounted for. In addition to economic damages such as medical bills and lost wages, non-economic damages seek to compensate concussion victims for the human cost of their injury.

These damages may include pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, or any other intangible costs associated with the injury. Our legal team offers legal assistance to help maximize concussion settlements so that victims can receive the compensation they deserve.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are an essential part of a concussion injury claim. These damages seek to compensate victims for the human cost of their injury, such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Our personal injury lawyers can help maximize a concussion settlement by using economic damages as a baseline for calculating non-economic damages.

Hiring a Chicago Concussion Lawyer to Negotiate With The Defendant’s Insurance Company

Concussion victims hurt from accidents or contact sports can file a lawsuit to recover financial damages with a personal injury lawyer from our law offices who specializes in handling such cases.

Were you hurt in a car accident, slip and fall, or sporting event caused by someone’s negligence and left with a mild brain injury? Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC can help.

Contact an experienced attorney at (888) 424-5757 or use the contact form to discuss your case. Our personal injury law firm accepts all brain injury claims on a contingency fee basis.

You won’t pay our fees until settlement negotiations or jury trial is complete, and we have obtained a monetary recovery for you.

Resources: [1] JAMA Network, [2] NIH

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