A concussion, also known as a traumatic brain injury, is an injury caused by a violent blow or jolt to the head.
Concussion accidents are receiving more attention than ever before, and society is finally recognizing that concussion injuries are more than just a minor blow to the head.
Concussions can cause long term, serious injury to an accident victim that deserves to be compensated for the harm caused.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that ranges from mild to severe, and can cause temporary injury or permanent disability. In the worst cases, a traumatic brain injury can even lead to death.
Almost every type of accident can lead to a concussion injury, but the most common causes of traumatic brain injury are car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability cases, construction site accidents, sports injuries, and intentional criminal acts.
Mild concussion injuries come with a range of symptoms including minor loss of consciousness, headache, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, sensitivity to light, and mood swings.
The symptoms of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury include longer periods of unconsciousness, repeated vomiting, convulsions, dilation or one or more pupils, clear fluids draining from nose and ears, profound confusion, slurred speech, and coma.
It is critical to see a doctor immediately if you suspect a concussion injury after an accident.
Compensation for Concussion Accidents
The average settlement amount for a concussion injury after an accident depends on many different factors.
The severity of the traumatic brain injury and the accompanying symptoms are considered along with the amount of medical care and rehabilitation needed to make a full recovery. If full recovery is not possible, the level of disability for the victim is also taken into account. As such, the settlement for a concussion accident can vary widely from case to case.
Compensation for concussion accidents includes payment for economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages refer to all out of pocket expenses caused by the injury, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages compensate the victim for the intangible harms that come with traumatic brain injury.
Talk to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can review the particular facts of your case and provide an educated estimate on a fair settlement for your claim.
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Accidents involving traumatic brain injury are often complex and complicated personal injury cases that should only be handled by attorneys with experience in concussion accidents.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, call or contact VanDerGinst Law today to schedule your free case consultation with one of our dedicated professionals.