A violent blow to the head is likely to cause a concussion, also known as a traumatic brain injury.
Concussion accidents are receiving more attention than ever before. As a result, society is recognizing that concussion injuries are more than just a minor blow to the head.
Concussions can cause serious injury to an accident victim. Because of this, the injured deserve compensation for the harm caused.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that ranges from mild to severe. They 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 some make it more likely. The most common causes of traumatic brain injury include:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability cases
- Construction site accidents,
- Sports injuries
- Intentional criminal acts
Mild concussion injuries come with a range of symptoms that include:
- Minor loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sensitivity to light
- Mood swings
Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury symptoms can be worse. Some of these are:
- Longer periods of unconsciousness
- Repeated vomiting
- Dilation or one or more pupils
- Clear fluids draining from nose and ears
- Profound confusion
- Slurred speech
Because of these symptoms, 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.
These factors come into play when determining compensation. Because the cases are complex, they all must be considered. The severity of the traumatic brain injury and accompanying symptoms plays a major role. In addition, the amount of medical care and rehabilitation costs are important. If full recovery is not possible, one must consider the level of disability for the victim. Due to this, the settlement for a concussion accident can vary widely from case to case.
Compensation for concussion accidents includes payment for economic and noneconomic damages. Breaking it down further, economic damages refer to all out of pocket expenses caused by the injury. This means 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.
It’s important to talk to a personal injury attorney for these cases. Because they are so specialized, find someone who is experienced. Beyond this, you want someone who will give your case the attention it deserves. A quality attorney will start by reviewing the particular facts of your case. Then, they provide an educated estimate on a fair settlement for your claim.
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In conclusion, accidents involving traumatic brain injury are complex and complicated. Only attorneys with experience in concussion accidents should handle these types of cases.
Don’t deal with a serious head injury on your own. Call or contact VanDerGinst Law today. Schedule your free case consultation with one of our dedicated professionals.