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Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion After a Car Accident

This so-called ‘mild to moderate’ brain injury deserves max compensation

The most common type of brain injury in a car accident is a concussion. Hospitals and emergency rooms treat tens of thousands of car accident-related concussions every year. Even so, some researchers say concussions due to traffic accidents are underreported.

Concussions are classified as a “mild to moderate” brain injuries, but no brain injury is truly minor. A concussion can affect brain function as well as other parts of the body. Concussions can alter sleep patterns, social and emotional responses, memory, and physical health.

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    The Gervelis Law Firm understands that any brain injury is serious and deserves maximum compensation to cover medical treatment and, possibly, lifestyle modifications. Our Ohio car accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in damages for injured victims of Ohio accidents and their loved ones.

    Nationwide, nearly 290,000 people sustain concussions in car accidents every year. That’s one concussion every 1 minute and 49 seconds.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWere you rear-ended on I-75? Hit head-on by a semi-truck on the Ohio Turnpike?

    If you or a loved one has a concussion or brain damage after an Ohio car accident, contact us for a free case consultation. At no cost to you, we can answer your car accident-related legal questions and help weigh your options. Consulting with us means you have information and legal knowledge that you can trust.

    Symptoms of concussion from a car accident

    Concussion symptoms may start immediately or take hours or even days to appear after a crash. People with concussions don’t always realize the damage right away, but if left untreated, a concussion can worsen into permanent disabling damage. Always see a doctor after a car accident, even if you feel “okay.” If you think a loved one has a concussion, encourage them to see a doctor.

    See a doctor as soon as possible if you observe these signs of these car accident concussion symptoms:

    • Light sensitivity and blurred vision.
    • Dizziness or trouble balancing.
    • Concentration and memory problems, feeling “slow.”
    • Heightened emotions and irritability or sadness.
    • Fatigue.
    • Headache.
    • Nausea or vomiting.

    Seek emergency medical treatment if you see these symptoms of a worsening concussion:

    • Repeatedly vomiting.
    • Headaches that get worse.
    • Weakness, numbness, convulsions, or seizures.
    • Slurred speech.
    • Unusual behavior.
    • One pupil is bigger than the other.
    • Confused by places and people they know.
    • Loss of consciousness, aka “passed out.”

    Children may demonstrate these symptoms of a concussion in addition to continuous crying or refusing to nurse or eat.

    Insurance adjusters undervalue your pain to protect the company’s bottom line. Our law firm hammers away at them to protect you and get the results you deserve.

    What kind of car accident concussion settlement can I get?

    If you are a car accident victim with a concussion, you may be entitled to collect compensation for:

    • All medical expenses.
    • Lost wages.
    • Replacement services.
    • Diminished earning capacity.
    • Pain.
    • Emotional distress.

    With proper medical treatment, a concussion may heal within a couple of weeks or months. However, sometimes, even with the best care, the damage is permanent. If that happens, and depending on the extent of the damage, you may be entitled to compensation for a disability, as well.

    How a car accident concussion lawyer can help

    Damage to the head or brain sustained in a car accident requires substantial compensation for the victim. If you have a concussion or another type of TBI, the insurance company is going to make you fight for the compensation you deserve.

    If they want a fight, we’ll give them one– and it won’t cost you anything up front or out of pocket. In fact, because our car accident attorneys work on contingency, if we don’t win, you don’t pay.

    Our Ohio car accident lawyers know the tricks and excuses insurance adjusters use to shortchange injured accident victims – and we shut them down cold. We take on the insurance company while you focus on healing.

    If you got a concussion in an Ohio car accident, get information about your case that you can trust. Contact us for a free case consultation. At no cost to you, a member of our team can answer your crash-related legal questions, estimate the value of your claim, and outline your legal options.

    Don’t delay. There is a statute of limitations on car accident claims and injury lawsuits. Contact us to schedule your free consultation right now.