An estimated 355,000 visited the emergency room for a traumatic brain injuries in 2010 according to a National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey. Traumatic brain injuries may range from being mild to severe, and one of the most common forms of TBI is a concussion.
A concussion is a type of head injury that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to head and can occur from a fall, car accident, or while playing sports.
Concussions during car crashes are likely due to the blunt force felt during a collision, even if an airbag deployed and the victim was wearing a seatbelt.
Did you know that if you or a loved one has suffered from a concussion after a motor vehicle accident was caused by a careless driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more?
At the law offices of Simien & Simien, our attorneys have been helping injury victims throughout Louisiana and Texas for more than two decades and will fight for the justice that you deserve.
For a no-cost, no-obligation review of your concussion injury claim, fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form to your right or call us today at (800) 374-8422.
We proudly offer concussion injury victims 100% FREE consultations and we only get paid when we win.
Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
The term concussion stems from a Latin word that means “to shake violently.” When this type of head injury occurs, the brain is shook violently from the blow to the head.
A number of signs can accompany a concussion including physical and behavioral changes. Some common symptoms include:
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Problems concentrating
- Memory problems
- Blurry vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Problems balancing
- Feeling tired
- Sleeping more or less than usual
- Feelings of sadness
- Nervousness or anxiety
It’s important to note that a person does not have to lose consciousness to suffer a concussion. Additionally, some symptoms may appear right away while others may not be noticed for days or months after the accident occurred. Sometimes, people may not recognize these as signs and symptoms while others will not admit that they are having these problems.
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a concussion, seek medical attention right away. Getting help soon after the concussion occurred may help speed up recovery. In rare cases, a dangerous blood clot may form in a person with a concussion and cause serious brain damage.
Contact our Lawyers Today
Unfortunately, there is no cure or treatment for a concussion as the injury will heal over time. However many victims find it difficult to completely day-to-day tasks such as completing work, driving and even walking.
The Baton Rouge injury lawyers at Simien & Simien understand how a concussion can impact an individual’s day-to-day life. We have effectively represented thousands of clients in numerous states around the country and are dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident injury victims.
Our law firm has attorneys licensed in both Louisiana and Texas and can provide injury services to clients in each state.
For more information on how we may be able to help you, contact us today at (800) 374-8422 to schedule a FREE initial consultation. A member of our intake staff will connect you to one of our skilled lawyers to discuss the merits of your claim after a few preliminary questions.
Alternatively, to contact us right away just fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top right hand corner of this page – it’s completely confidential.