A concussion is considered a traumatic brain injury. It is often considered a minor TBI, but that does not mean that you can ignore it. It is important to know some of the symptoms of a concussion and when you or a loved one would need medical assistance. If you suffer a concussion in an accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, then you may have legal options. A New York brain injury lawyer can help you learn more.
What Are the Signs of a Concussion?
When you suspect that you or someone else has a concussion, it is important to know what to look for. Many people associate concussions with losing consciousness, a potential symptom but something that does not actually happen to everyone. Other things to watch for include:
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurry vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Slurred speech
If you notice any of these symptoms after an accident, then you need to seek out medical care right away. An untreated concussion can result in memory problems and mood changes. It is also important to remember that receiving another blow to the head could actually kill someone already suffering from a concussion.
What Should I Do If My Concussion Was Caused in an Accident?
If you were injured in an accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, then you should think about pursuing compensation. A fair and reasonable compensation offer should help make up for medical bills, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you have experienced.
Should I Take the First Offer From the Insurance Company?
When someone else is to blame for your accident, their insurance company may reach out and offer you a settlement check. We do not recommend taking this first offer. The insurer wants to get out of this situation for as little money as possible. This initial settlement offer is unlikely to cover all of the expenses stemming from your accident, especially if you will need additional care for your concussion or other injuries in the future.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me Hold Someone Responsible For Causing an Accident and Concussion?
A personal injury lawyer can help you calculate what would be a fair and reasonable compensation offer, and then they will help you fight for it. Your attorney can also help you:
- Fend off accusations of fault or wrongdoing from other parties
- Gather evidence needed to make your case
- Talk to eyewitnesses who could corroborate your side of the story
- Answer any questions that you have about the legal process
So while you are not required to have a lawyer in a personal injury case, having one on your side can be incredibly beneficial. Learn more about what our compassionate and experienced attorneys can do for you.
Schedule Your Consultation
When you are ready to move forward with a personal injury suit, contact Zlotolow & Associates. We can offer you a free consultation where we tell you more about the potential value of your case and what our legal team can do to assist you in this trying time.