CHARLESTON CONCUSSION INJURY LAWYERS
If You’ve Suffered A Concussion In A Car Accident Or Other Event, Call Us Now!
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a strike to the head, a fall, or other injury that shakes the brain inside the skull. According to a 2010 National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey, approximately 355,000 people visited the emergency room for a traumatic brain injury which includes concussions. Concussions are very serious injuries that can impair an individual and if left untreated cause permanent damage. You may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and more. At Spiros Law, P.C., we can help fight for your MAXIMUM compensation amount.
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Car Accidents Are A Leading Cause Of Concussions
There are many reasons why people experience concussions and one of them is a car collision. The sudden jolt of braking to avoid hitting another vehicle or smash into another car can quickly result in a concussion due to the movement of the brain inside the skull. There are also many dangers within the vehicle that could cause a concussion such as:
- Steering wheel
- Head rests
Although using a seatbelt can aid in preventing a serious head injury, there is no guarantee that a person will not suffer from a concussion. Furthermore, a person does not necessarily have to lose consciousness to be diagnosed with a concussion.
Signs & Symptoms Of A Concussion
The signs and symptoms of a concussion can range from mild to severe and last from a few hours to a few days. It is important to note if you or anyone you know is suffering from these symptoms as it could be a concussion or signs of a more serious injury. Some common symptoms of a concussion include:
- Feeling of pressure in the head
- Slurred speech
- Ringing in the ears
Following a traumatic event they may also experience temporary amnesia. The hours and days following the injury a person might also experience these delayed symptoms:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Changing in eating habits
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Disturbances in tasting or smelling
- Balance problems
- Visual impairment
Doctors can diagnose a concussion through a serious of questions and small tests to check a person’s strength, balance, coordination, and more. If you or anyone you know has experienced head trauma it is important that they seek medical attention right away.
Treating A Concussion
Typically a concussion will head over time, however, it is important that a person see a doctor as some persons may have to stay at a hospital to be further monitored. Some tips for recovery include:
- Stopping physical activity and not returning to it until given doctor’s permission to return
- Getting plenty of sleeping
- Avoiding drugs, alcohol, and any medication not prescribed by your doctor
- Avoiding physical or mental activity that may be too demanding
As symptoms of a concussion can be delayed it is important that a person who is sent home be watched over so that any changes can quickly be reported to a health professional.
Contact Our Concussion Injury Attorneys Today
Suffering from a concussion can impact a person’s daily life which is why at Spiros Law, P.C. we believe that those who caused another person to suffer an injury should be held responsible for their actions. Our knowledgeable team of attorneys can provide comprehensive legal counsel on your specific case and have a reputation for handling complex litigation. We will work hard to ensure that you receive the MAXIMUM amount of compensation you deserve under Illinois law. For more information on your legal rights and how we may be able to help you with your claim, contact us at (217) 516-3451. You initial case consultation is free and If we take your case, you pay no fees unless you receive compensation.