Is a Concussion a TBI?

Posted October 13th, 2023.

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A concussion is a common injury in many different types of accidents. It needs to be taken seriously because it is a type of TBI, or traumatic brain injury. You need medical treatment, and if you think that the accident that caused you harm was the result of someone else’s negligence, then you may want to file a lawsuit. A Cherry Hill personal injury attorney can help you.

What Are the Symptoms of a Concussion?

Someone suffering from a concussion may lose consciousness, but they may not. If you are unsure of whether or not you or a loved one are concussed after an accident, you should watch out for signs like:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Confusion
  • An inability to remember the events immediately before and after the accident
  • Delayed responses

Any of these symptoms should be a sign that someone needs medical attention.

What Are the Dangers of an Untreated Concussion?

An untreated concussion can lead to additional problems for an accident victim. Reports of confusion, memory loss, and trouble concentrating. Someone with an untreated concussion can become irritable or even depressed.

There is even a risk of someone dying if they receive another brain injury while they are recovering from their first concussion. This is known as second impact syndrome. A second brain injury can end up causing rapid and potentially fatal swelling of the brain.

What Options Do I Have If an Accident Caused My Concussion?

If you were injured in an accident and you believe that someone else was to blame for it, then you may want to pursue a personal injury case. If you are looking at a pile of medical bills, you may be wondering why you should have to pay those and deal with other expenses stemming from this accident on your own. You should not have to.

You might receive an initial offer from the insurance company of the guilty party, but you do not have to accept it. You can sue for damages that will help you cover those medical expenses, make up for lost wages, and reimburse you and your family for the pain and suffering that you have experienced.

Should I Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a lawyer when pursuing damages, but one can really help out with your case. An attorney from our firm can:

  • Handle all communications with insurers, lawyers, and other involved parties
  • Gather evidence needed to make your case
  • Prepare you for testimony or depositions
  • Defend you from accusations of fault or wrongdoing
  • Use the testimony of medical experts to show how your injury affected you
  • Hold all liable parties accountable

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

If you are ready to move forward with a personal injury case, contact the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick. We will make it easy to learn more about your legal options and the potential value of your case. Schedule your consultation today.

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