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Can I Get Compensation for Post-Concussion Syndrome in a Personal Injury Case?

 Posted on July 08, 2021 in Personal Injury

Elmhurst personal injury attorney for concussionsConcussions are usually the result of a sudden, forceful impact on the head. Construction site injuries, including being struck by a falling object, slip and fall accidents, and car crashes are just some of the numerous causes of concussions. While many concussions are considered “mild” traumatic brain injuries when compared to other types of brain injuries, the results of a concussion can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life. In some cases, debilitating concussion symptoms last several months after the initial injury.

What Are the Symptoms of a Concussion?

When the brain moves within the skull, it may impact the inside of the skull and become damaged. The first symptoms of a concussion are unconsciousness, memory loss, confusion, headache, vomiting, and dizziness. Someone who suffers a concussion may also experience sensory problems like sensitivity to light and sound as well as double vision or blurry vision. Psychological and cognitive problems like “brain fog,” difficulty concentrating, irritability, depression, and even excessive crying may also be caused by a concussion.

Often, these symptoms make it difficult or impossible for a person to live their life normally. A concussion sufferer may be unable to complete work tasks, take care of daily responsibilities like cooking or cleaning, or adequately care for their children. Fortunately, concussion symptoms usually go away within a few weeks. For some, however, concussion symptoms persist for weeks or even months.  

Compensation for Post-Concussion Syndrome

Studies show that individuals who have experienced multiple concussions are more likely to develop post-concussion syndrome, but this condition can happen to anyone who gets a concussion. If an injury victim develops post-concussion syndrome, he or she may suffer concussion symptoms for months or even years. This has a profound impact on the person’s life.

If you or a loved one have received a diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome after a car accident, fall, assault, or another incident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and seek financial compensation. You could be compensated for medical expenses related to emergency room care, CT scans, neurocognitive testing, and more. You may also recover compensation for your lost wages from missed work as well as the pain and suffering you endured because of the concussion.

Unfortunately, proving the effect that concussion symptoms have on your life is often quite difficult. Many insurers try to minimize payouts by questioning the validity of a post-concussion diagnosis. Therefore, it is very important to work with a personal injury attorney with a track record of successfully recovering adequate compensation for brain injury victims.

Contact an Elk Grove Village Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered a concussion in an incident caused by another party’s wrongful, irresponsible, or negligent actions, contact a Bensenville brain injury attorney to discuss your legal options. Call Kaiser Hafezi Law at 630-233-9946 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.




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