A concussion should not be taken lightly—it is a serious medical condition that impacts brain function.
Concussions can lead to problems with concentration, memory, balance, and coordination. As a result, it can be challenging to return to school or work and resume everyday activities when battling a concussion.
If the wrongful act or recklessness of another caused your concussion, you might have legal recourse. You may be entitled to compensation for your injury. An experienced attorney can work towards a legal settlement in your case.
What Are Some of the Symptoms of a Concussion?
The impact of a concussion varies. Some of the more common symptoms of a concussion include:
- Lack of coordination,
- Memory loss,
- Sleepiness, and
- Excessive fatigue.
The more serious symptoms may require an immediate visit to an emergency room, especially if present in children. These symptoms include:
- Seizures or convulsions;
- Loss of consciousness for an extended period;
- Unusual, bizarre, or irritable behavior;
- Slurred speech; and
- Discharge or blood coming out of the nose or ears.
Even if none of the above symptoms are present, you should see a physician if you think you may have a concussion or any type of brain trauma.
Are Concussions Common After Car Accidents?
Concussions are common after car accidents. In fact, a concussion is one of the most common types of injury that people suffer in car accidents. Hitting your head upon impact or violent shaking in a collision often cause concussions.
What Are Some of the Difficulties of Concussion Settlement Claims?
Concussion settlements are challenging when there is no evidence of injury and harm. This occurs if the injured party failed to receive a medical diagnosis of a concussion. In addition, many people go back to work or school while still suffering from a concussion. This makes it harder to settle since the opposing side will argue that the concussion didn’t have an impact on your life
Is There an Average Concussion Settlement Amount?
There is not a defined concussion settlement amount since the level of severity varies for each concussion victim. The cost of medical expenses, lost wages, and level of disruptions to life differ as well. These are each considerations in a settlement also.
How Can I Maximize My Settlement Amount?
To maximize a concussion settlement amount, hire an attorney. Also, keep clear records regarding the cause of the concussion (car accident records and reports), medical expenses, and lost wages. Finally, aside from your attorney, speak to no one regarding your possible claim.
When Should I Hire an Attorney?
If you have or suspect that you have a concussion and think it may have been caused in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Because concussions are serious brain injuries that can require extensive medical treatment, getting compensation for your concussion is crucial. An experienced attorney will work to get you the settlement you deserve if the negligence of another caused your concussion.
Contact Bensinger Law
Bensinger Law is experienced in concussion cases, car accidents, and settlement offers. Aaron Bensinger represents clients throughout Ohio. He is a passionate advocate and is ready to help you today. Contact him now for a free consultation.