Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), such as concussion, often goes undiagnosed and untreated. This can be devastating for someone suffering some of the many symptoms of concussion. TBI can occur in a car crash, even if you do not strike your head in the vehicle. A significant jarring of the head can be sufficient to cause a closed head injury.
If you have sustained trauma to the head in any kind of accident through no fault of your own, whether motor vehicle, slip & fall, playground, sports, construction site, or something else, seek medical attention immediately. Watch for the various symptoms of concussion. These can include loss of consciousness, dizziness, blurred vision, loss of balance, confusion, disorientation, problems with speech, difficulty sleeping, headaches, head pressure, confusion, memory loss, nausea, and ringing in the ears. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms following such an incident, get checked out by your doctor without delay. Medical treatments, physical therapy and/or cognitive therapy, and even simple rest can help improve symptoms of mild concussion. Unfortunately, in severe cases the symptoms can continue indefinitely.
Concussion is just one type of traumatic brain injury. Some of the other types include skull fractures, brain contusions, and penetrating injuries. If you have suffered a head injury or have already been diagnosed with TBI, let us know how the injury occurred. If it can be shown that you sustained a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, then we will avidly pursue a case for damages including past, present, and future pain and suffering.
At Finnerty Law Office, we work hard to maximize the value of each client’s damages claim. Call us at 617-544-0987 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.