What Should I do After Suffering a Concussion?
Out of the many injuries that people can suffer from a wide variety of accidents, one of the most common is a concussion. Many personal injury claims involve severe concussions as one of the injuries that have caused damages to a claimant. As a form of traumatic brain injury, concussions have the potential to cause severe damage to a person’s brain and therefore drastically affect a person’s life. Following an accident that causes a concussion, it is imperative that an accident victim take certain measures in the aftermath in order to minimize the damage caused by a concussion and not cause the devaluation of a possible personal injury claim.
Seeking Compensation for a Concussion
A concussion may be considered to be on the milder side of the spectrum of traumatic brain injury severity but it is no less deserving of compensation when it causes significant damages to a claimant. A personal injury claim can be filed in cases where an accident was caused by the negligence of a liable party. For example, a person can suffer a concussion because they slipped in an uncleaned puddle at a store because the property owner was negligent when it came to addressing the spill. A person can get into a pedestrian accident where a driver hits them because they were driving drunk. The list of possible causes for concussions and liable parties goes on but the basis of a personal injury claim remains the same. A claimant has to be able to show the damages that they have suffered because of an accident injury and be able to prove the negligence of a liable party contributed to the accident that injured them.
Handling a personal injury claim can often prove to be much more than most people realize. There are a number of things such as investigating the cause of an accident, negotiating with the insurance company, navigating the claims process, and much more than the average car accident victim will not be able to manage on their own; especially when recovering from a severe head injury. Luckily, the personal injury attorneys of Eberst Law can provide you the knowledge and resources you will need to ensure your claim stands the best chance possible at getting you the compensation you need. To contact Eberst Law about an injury like a traumatic brain injury that you suffered because of a liable party’s negligence you can either call our office at 772-225-4900 or contact us online.
What is a Concussion?
Accidents have a way of causing people to suffer blows to the head which often results in concussions. A concussion is defined as a head injury that results in a temporary loss of normal brain function. While concussions cause issues with someone’s brain functions, there is often no physical signs of injury on the surface of the head. Despite this lack of a physical sign of damage on the head, concussions have the potential to cause significant damage to the brain. Concussions are also considered to be a type of traumatic brain injury which is an umbrella term for injuries that cause damage to the brain via some kind of strong force that acts upon the head usually in the form of a physical blow. Most concussions are not permanent and usually will heal on their own given a short period of time.
What should I do if I Suffer a Concussion?
The most important thing that you should do if you suffer a concussion is to see a physician for an immediate evaluation of your condition. First, make sure that you or whoever suffered the concussion is stabilized. Do not hesitate to contact medical help like an ambulance if symptoms of a concussion are significant. Seeing a doctor after a concussion is important even if you don’t feel all that bad. A doctor needs to be able to evaluate whether or not you might be in danger of suffering any complications because of your concussion. Also, getting your injury documented by a medical professional is beneficial to a potential personal injury claim seeking compensation for the injury.
It is imperative that in the aftermath of suffering a concussion that you take your recovery of the injury seriously and take as much rest as needed. Concussions can suffer severe complications like second impact syndrome where damage to the brain can become permanent and affect cognitive abilities After seeing a physician, the next best thing that you can do after suffering a concussion in an accident is to seek an experienced personal injury attorney.
Consider Eberst Law as Your Personal Injury Attorney
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the worst injuries that are suffered by accident victims and deserve proper compensation. If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury because of a liable party’s negligence then please contact Eberst Law at 772-225-4900 or contact us online. Our lawyers are experienced in handling cases where clients have suffered traumatic brain injuries that have left them neck-deep in medical expenses and lost wages. When you hire Eberst law, you are hiring a firm that will negotiate aggressively on your behalf for a settlement that you can feel comfortable with.
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