Is a Concussion a TBI?

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A concussion is a common injury, but that does not mean that it should be taken lightly. Concussions need to be taken seriously because they are actually a type of traumatic brain injury, also known as a TBI. If left untreated, a TBI can cause more damage and additional trauma could even lead to death. Now, if your concussion was caused in an accident and you believe that someone else is to blame, you may have legal options. A Darlington County, South Carolina auto accident lawyer can tell you more.

What Are Some Common Symptoms of a Concussion?

A concussion has many potential symptoms. Accident victims need to be on the lookout for issues like:

  • A loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • A dazed appearance
  • Delayed responses to questioning
  • An inability to remember what happened before and after they hit their head
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Fatigue

Any of these symptoms could be signs of a concussion, and that means that you or your loved one should get medical attention immediately.

What Kinds of Accidents Can Cause a Concussion?

Many types of accidents can cause a concussion. Our law firm is equipped to handle cases like:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents and other motor vehicle crashes

We are ready to help you hold all liable parties accountable and fight for compensation.

Can I Sue for Compensation After Suffering a Concussion?

You can sue if you believe that someone else caused the accident that caused your concussion. If someone was negligent or acted irresponsibly, they should be made to pay for the damage that they have caused. A fair and reasonable compensation offer should address:

Your medical costs: Medical bills can pile up quickly after an accident. Whoever is responsible for your accident should have to pay them. You may also have future medical care costs to worry about. Your compensation should be calculated with those in mind too.

Lost wages and earning potential: Did you have to miss work while recovering from your concussion? Your compensation should make up for those missed paychecks. If your injuries from the accident affect your ability to work in the future, then that loss of earning potential also needs to be addressed.

Mental anguish: An accident does not just leave behind physical scars. Your compensation should also address the mental trauma experienced by you and your family members.

Pain from disability or disfigurement: If your accident has left behind permanent wounds, the psychic toll that has taken on you should also be considered when calculation is being made.

Contact Our Law Firm

When you are ready to pursue a personal injury case, contact the James Law Office, LLC. We can schedule a free consultation for you and we’ll use that time to learn more about your case. If you have legal options, we will be ready to help you fight for compensation.

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