Traumatic head and brain injuries can occur as a result of many different types of accidents, such as car crashes, sports injuries, work injuries, and slip and fall accidents. Symptoms of a head injury, concussion or other type of brain trauma may include dizziness, clouded thinking, headaches—and in some cases, brief loss of consciousness.
Still, the effects of these types of injuries are not always immediately apparent. Someone may experience an accident involving head trauma and feel relatively fine. Yet is it extremely important that he or she seek medical attention as soon as possible to determine what, if any, injuries were suffered. This is true in the case of many injuries – but it is particularly true with head injuries and concussions. If they are not properly treated, the condition can become more severe with time and cause serious, life-changing problems.
Medical experts categorize concussions under three distinct headings:
- Grade 1 concussions: These concussions are characterized by an altered mental state or confusion lasting less than 15 minutes, with no loss of consciousness.
- Grade 2 concussions: These are characterized by an altered mental state or confusion lasting more than 15 minutes, with no loss of consciousness.
- Grade 3 concussions: With Grade 3 concussions, victims experience a brief or prolonged period of unconsciousness.
Traumatic brain injuries may manifest as a number of different conditions, from seizures and contusions to hematomas, memory loss and more. As mentioned earlier, brain injuries may end up being life-changing events. Victims may require assistance performing daily tasks indefinitely—even for the rest of their lives.
Financial burdens often accompany head injury trauma
Traumatic head injuries, including concussions, can have profound physical effects. They also can prevent a victim from performing the duties of their job—both in the short term, and possibly even longer. That, in turn, can significantly affect the personal finances of the victim and/or their family. Even if you continue to try and grasp the physical implications that a concussion or head injury may have to you or a loved one, the financial burden of the accident will most likely be apparent before long. Concussion, head and brain injuries can generate huge medical bills, and they can cause lost current and future wages, reduced earning potential, emotional trauma, and diminished quality of life following the accident.
Many accidents that result in head and brain trauma are caused by reckless, negligent or intentional conduct of others. When wrongful conduct is the cause of traumatic head and brain injuries, victims and their loved ones deserve compensation for their physical and emotional suffering.
Therefore, if you have suffered a head injury, you should seek immediate medical assistance, your condition should be monitored closely by a doctor, and you should follow all instructions that your doctor gives you.
We also recommend contacting an experienced concussion/traumatic head injury attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will work with your physician or other medical specialists to determine the extent of the head injury, as well as the subsequent medical care and rehabilitation services you will need.
An experienced concussion/traumatic head injury attorney will also carefully document the negligence or other actions of the party or parties who were responsible for the accident. In turn, they will work to calculate the full amount of your economic and noneconomic losses—and then work aggressively on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve.
No Cost Concussion Victim Evaluation
At Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A., our concussion and head injury attorneys may be able to help you pursue compensation for the pain and suffering that you have been forced to endure. The experienced concussion and head injury lawyers of NRS have handled a variety of concussion, head injury and traumatic brain injury cases over many years; we are highly knowledgeable regarding the complexities of these cases and we offer the personalized service that concussion and head injury victims deserve. We will aggressively pursue your case and work to help you obtain the medical care and compensation you need to rebuild your life.
In the event you or a loved one sustain a concussion or head-injury, contact the Ohio concussion and head injury attorneys at NRS Injury Law by filling out our No-Risk Consultation form, or call (855) GOT-HURT and speak with one of our trained staff members.