Concussion Lawsuit

Do I Need to File a Lawsuit to Get Compensation for My Concussion?

It is not always necessary to file a lawsuit. Our lawyers work to obtain settlements even before a suit is filed. In many cases, however, the other side denies fault or is not willing to pay full and fair compensation to our clients. Even after a suit is filed, we continue negotiating for a settlement, and we keep our clients informed during the process.

“We put our trust in Fred at the beginning and that trust only grew.” – A Client of Attorney Fred Pritzker

What is a Concussion?

Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman Investigating an Accident

Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman inspecting a semi tractor for a client who suffered a head injury when his car was hit by the truck.

A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Even what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The injured person may not black out but may merely feel dazed. Most concussions are mild, but some can have serious, lasting side effects.

What are the Symptoms?

Signs and symptoms of a concussion may include any of the following:

  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Fatigue
  • Ringing in the ears (may lead to chronic tinnitus)
  • Memory problems
  • Concentration problems
  • Light sensitivity
  • Noise sensitivity
  • Sleep problems
  • Behavioral issues, such as irritability and depression

Some of the symptoms of concussion may not manifest for days after the accident.

Concussion symptoms that do not quickly resolve are termed persistent postconcussive symptoms. They may be indicative of further brain trauma, including subdural hematoma (1).  Because these symptoms can be long-lasting, even permanent, and far worse than at first suspected, a concussion victim should not settle with an insurance company immediately after an accident. Contact one of our lawyers about our process for recovering the best possible compensation package for you.

Types of Cases

Traffic Accidents

Our lawyers have won many, many head injury cases involving drivers who were distracted, intoxicated, fatigued or otherwise negligent. Our clients have been either drivers or passengers of a car, motorcycle, bike, truck or bus. And some of our clients have been people who were hit while crossing the street, or even standing on a sidewalk.

Construction Accidents

Our clients injured at construction sites have had “third party” claims, which are claims against a company that is not an employer. We have helped them sue land and building owners, general contractors and others. These cases often involve a fall or accident with a fork lift or other vehicle.

Free Case Evaluation

Often when clients come to us with a head injury, they do not realize how seriously injured they are or the full extent of their financial losses due to the head injury. Our lawyers guide them to the appropriate medical professionals to make sure they are compensated for their injuries. If you have been in a car accident, motorcycle accident, bike accident, been hit by a vehicle or fallen on someone’s property and suffered a head injury, contact a lawyer for a free consultation. Please call toll-free at 1-888-377-8900, email Attorney Fred Pritzker or submit our online free consultation form.

References

  1. Oeur, R. Anna, et al. “A comparison of head dynamic response and brain tissue stress and strain using accident reconstructions for concussion, concussion with persistent postconcussive symptoms, and subdural hematoma.” Journal of neurosurgery 123.2 (2015): 415-422.