In an instant, everything is different. A blow to the head can cause your life to change in a second. Concussions and traumatic brain injuries are unpredictable and extremely dangerous if not treated properly. To most people, you may look normal on the outside, but there's damage on the inside – affecting your ability to think clearly and impacting your ability to work. That's where our team at Edgar Snyder & Associates comes in—to help you get the compensation you deserve for your head injuries.
If you, or someone you love, suffered a concussion from a car accident, slip and fall accident, or another type of accident, contact our law firm. You may have a case, and our concussion lawyers can help get you the compensation you need to get your life back on track – so you can focus on your health.
For more detailed information on concussions, take a look at the links below:
- Concussion Symptoms
- Second-Impact Syndrome
- Common Causes of Concussions
- Do's and Don'ts After a Concussion
- Concussion from an Accident?
Concussion symptoms vary for each person, but they can include:
- Loss of consciousness – from a few seconds to over an hour
- Difficulty balancing
- Sensitivity to light
- Sensitivity to noise
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Irritability or emotional disturbances
- Memory loss
- Problems concentrating
- Feeling of "fogginess"
- Amnesia (forgetfulness)
- Slurred speech
- Dilated pupils or uneven pupils
These symptoms can last for just a few days, but some patients who suffer mild-to-severe concussions experience them for months, as well as other long-term complications. They include:
- Problems concentrating
- Problems with memory
- Problems with balance and coordination
- Problems with judgment
- Irritability and personality changes
- Problems sleeping
- Headaches when concentrating or working for an extended period of time
Another common complication with concussions is Second Impact Syndrome – when people experience a second concussion before the first has healed. When a person is healing from a concussion, the chemicals in his or her brain are uneven. Suffering a second concussion is much easier and can result in brain swelling and even be life-threatening.
- Contact sports – football, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, boxing, etc.
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Prior concussion injuries
- Other accidents
If you, or someone you love,have suffered a concussion, seek medical help right away. It's important for a doctor to diagnose your concussion as quickly as possible and begin treatment.
Recovering from a traumatic brain injury like a concussion can be a long and slow process. Here are a few do's and don'ts after a concussion:
- Do rest your brain as much as possible.
- Don't play video games or watch television with fast-moving images.
- Do avoid fast movements.
- Do avoid sudden or excessive exposure to light or sound.
- Don't play contact sports or exercise.
- Don't do too much physical labor.
- Do listen to your doctor's orders. You may have to miss work or only work half-days until your doctor says it's okay for you to return to your daily activities.
- Don't stop taking your medication until a doctor says so – even if you're feeling better.
- Don't drive unless your doctor says it's okay.
Remember, concussion injuries can be serious and unpredictable. You may be under a doctor's care for months or need to see a specialist regularly – resulting in piles of medical bills. If you are suffering a concussion from a car accident, slip and fall accident, or another type of accident, contact our law firm today. Our experienced concussion lawyers are ready to protect your rights and make sure you get the money you need to move on with your life.
We've been helping head injury victims for over 30 years, and there's never a fee unless we get money for you – so you have nothing to lose.
Call 1-866-943-3427, or fill out the form at the top right of this page for a free legal consultation – no strings attached. It's absolutely free, and there's no obligation to use our services. Contact us now to learn your legal rights and get answers to your questions.