Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries that can have significant short- and long-term consequences for victims. As a common injury resulting from blunt force trauma, our legal team at The Daspit Law Firm has worked with many clients who suffered concussions in car accidents, truck wrecks, slip and falls, and other types of preventable accidents. Because we have seen the serious nature of these injuries, and because we have helped guide many victims and families through their legal journeys, we want to provide the information victims need to know when they suffer concussions.
- Concussions should be taken seriously – As we mentioned in a previous blog post, all brain injuries should be taken seriously. This is because even seemingly minor injuries can pose risks of serious and life-threatening complications. By making your health a priority after any head injury, you can ensure any serious issues are promptly addressed and that you receive the needed treatment to make a recovery.
- Concussions can happen without an impact to the head – While many concussions result from blunt force trauma to the head, concussions can also happen without any direct impact to the head or body. When the brain rapidly accelerates and decelerates within the skull, it can suffer trauma that causes concussions. This is common in car accidents where victims experience whiplash, and a sudden forward and backward movement of the head. Even if you didn’t hit your head in your accident, you should never rule out the possibility of a concussion without first seeing a doctor.
- One concussion makes you more likely to have another – One concussion puts victims at risk of suffering another concussion more easily in the future. According to research, having one concussion can roughly triple your risks of suffering another.
- Repetitive concussions have long-term risks – In addition to short-term symptoms like headaches, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, and sensifitivty to light or sound, concussions can also pose long-term risks, especially when a victims experiences multiple concussions. As evidenced by the high profile NFL lawsuit and settlement between the league and former athletes, repetitive head trauma has been linked to serious neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s ALS, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
The Daspit Law Firm has a proven record of representing victims who have suffered injuries caused by the negligence of others, including concussions and brain injuries resulting from car accidents, truck accident, slip and fall accidents, and other incidents. Backed by decades of combined experience and the insight of former insurance defense attorney John Daspit, we are able to help clients fight back against insurance companies and seek a full and fair recovery of their damages, including their pain and suffering, emotional injuries, lost income or wages, medical expenses, and more.
If you wish to discuss a potential personal injury case involving a concussion or any other type of injury, our Houston personal injury lawyers are available around the clock to help. We offer weekend, evening, home, and hospital appointments, and can help you take the right steps immediately after you accident occurs. To get started during a free consultation, contact us today.