Can I win money for my concussion?

Concussions or head injuries are a traumatic experience. Concussions can be severe head injuries with long-lasting effects on your quality of life. If your concussion happened at work, in a retail store, and the responsible party had actual or constructive notice of what caused you to hit your head, then you may be entitled to money.

This article will help you understand if you have suffered a concussion, if you should get a free consultation with an attorney, and what your case is worth.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is any traumatic brain injury (TBI) that negatively affects your brain function. The effects are different depending on the trauma’s seriousness and the injury’s location. However, all concussions pose serious health risks, and some include the threat of death.

The human brain is made of soft tissue and cushioned by spinal fluid to prevent excessive movement. If you hit your head too hard, your brain can physically impact the interior of your skull, which can cause bruising to the brain itself. It can also cause damage to blood vessels or injury to specific nerves.

Blows to the head typically cause concussions. These can be from direct impacts, such as accidental blows like being hit by a cab door or falling and hitting your head on an object at a construction site.

What Are Some Activities That Cause Concussion?

Any impact on the head can cause concussions. The most common scenarios that cause these injuries include:

  • automobile accidents when the head is impacted by the seat or other debris

  • motorcycle accidents

  • slip and fall accidents can cause one’s head to hit the wall or floor

  • work-related accidents or construction site accidents

Types of Concussions

Medical professionals categorize concussions based on three major categories:

  • Grade 1 or mild concussions are not very serious and usually last for less than 15 minutes. It is unlikely that you will lose consciousness.

  • Grade 2 or moderate concussions are not usually accompanied by unconsciousness, but symptoms may last longer than 15 minutes.

  • A loss of consciousness often accompanies grade 3 or serious concussions, although this is usually only for a few seconds.

What Are the Symptoms of a Concussion?

Concussion symptoms change depending on the accident’s seriousness. Additionally, some concussion symptoms do not immediately appear and may take up to an hour or several days for you to notice. Upon suffering head trauma, you should pay attention to any signs of a concussion and try not to fall asleep. If you seem tired after a head injury, this may indicate a more severe injury inside the brain.

Other Symptoms to look for

  • headaches

  • blurred vision

  • sensitivity to light or noise

  • nausea or vomiting

  • clumsiness or general confusion

  • slurred speech

  • forgetfulness

  • ringing in the years

  • memory loss

  • concentration difficulties

  • changes in personality or behavior

What should you speak to a lawyer about filing a New York Concussion Lawsuit?

You should file a personal injury lawsuit in New York if your concussion was from someone else’s negligence. If you slipped and fell in a department store and became concussed. An experienced personal injury lawyer in New York will be able to tell you if you have a good case.

What Evidence Do You Need to prove your injuries?

To prove your personal injury lawsuit, you must provide evidence supporting your case. A good personal injury or concussion attorney like the lawyers at Proner & Proner can help you find or get this information.

You will need the following:

  • Testimony or evidence from a doctor or other medical professional who can describe and prove your concussion’s presence and symptoms. To get this, you should go to the hospital right away after your concussion.

  • Medical records to establish a link between the accident and injury. Again, going to the doctor right away improves your case.

  • Employment records may be needed to show how the accident affected your work performance.

  • A record of any wages lost as a direct result of your concussion. This can be your bank account statements.

What Can You Get from a Head Injury Lawsuit Settlement?

Traumatic brain injury lawsuit settlements or verdicts will often result in a lot of money if you can prove that your injury was suffered because of another person’s negligence.

You can receive compensation for the following:

  • Past and future medical treatment related to your concussion or other injuries

  • Lost wages because of your inability to work

  • Loss of earning capacity for the foreseeable or permanent future

  • Costs of recurring expenses like caregivers, painkillers, and more

  • Damages for “pain and suffering,” or the physical and emotional trauma you may have suffered because of your concussion

What Kind of Attorney is Best for a Concussion Lawsuit?

Experienced concussion personal injury attorneys are the best way to get the most money for your concussion case. The lawyers at Proner & Proner have been winning concussion cases in New York for over 30 years.

What to do after your concussion:

  • The first 24 to 48 hours are the most important after a concussion.

  • Pay close attention to your symptoms.

  • Immediately call 911 or visit a doctor if you have a severe headache, can’t focus, or experience any of the above symptoms.

  • Do not sleep for at least three hours after the head injury. Falling asleep could prevent you from seeking medical attention, and your injuries could worsen while you sleep.

  • Do not take any pain medication before talking to a doctor.

  • Contact a hospital ASAP if you believe you have a concussion, and your symptoms worsen.

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Proner & Proner is a law firm that helps people with head injuries from accidents. We have helped their clients win over 500 million dollars in settlements and verdicts.

Our firm represents head injury accident victims on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we help you recover. We understand the immense costs associated with a head injury accident, so we offer free initial consultations to clients who have been hurt due to someone else’s disregard for safety. At Proner & Proner, we can quickly help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve.

If you have suffered head injuries from an accident and want our firm to represent you, please call us at (800) 551-9292.

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