What is a Concussion?

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).

A concussion is a short loss of awareness or consciousness in response to a head injury. The injured person may not black out but may merely feel dazed. Most concussions are mild, but some can have serious, lasting side effects.

Concussion 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.

A concussion can result in postconcussion syndrome, a condition where the symptoms of concussion last for weeks or months. Because these symptoms can be long-lasting and severe, 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.

Concussion Causes

Traffic Accidents
Most concussions happen during traffic accidents. You may have suffered a concussion while driving a car, motorcycle or bike. You may also have been hit while walking in a pedestrian crossing or on the side of the road.

Slips and Falls
For people over 75 and very young children, falls are the most common cause of concussion. Some falls are due to the negligence of another, for example, a fall on a store’s slippery floor or icy sidewalk. If you have fallen and hit your head, you may have suffered a concussion or more serious head injury.

Concussion Lawsuit Free Consultation

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.