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September 17 is Concussion Awareness Day

Posted on in Personal Injury

Crystal Lake, IL Personal Injury AttorneyConcussions are unique in that they can range dramatically in terms of severity. Some people suffer a concussion and do not even realize it. Other concussion sufferers are left with debilitating symptoms that influence nearly every aspect of their lives. If you or a loved one suffered a concussion in a work accident, car crash, slip and fall, or another incident, it is important to explore your legal options with a skilled injury attorney. You could be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and more.

Concussion Symptoms are Often Insidious

Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury. They often result from an accident in which the head is forcefully struck or moved back and forth. Many people who suffer a concussion experience confusion or even loss of consciousness immediately after the accident. They may experience symptoms like headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and light and noise sensitivity for days or weeks afterward. Concussions can even cause psychological problems like depression and anxiety, difficulty remembering, sleep disturbances, and personality changes. However, some of these symptoms appear hours or days after the initial injury. This is one reason why anyone who suffers a head injury in a car accident or other traumatic incident should seek medical attention right away.

Seeking Compensation After a Concussion

Needless to say, concussion symptoms can significantly impact a person’s life. If you suffered a concussion, you may be unable to concentrate on your work, drive a car, or care for your children. You may be unable to complete responsibilities and household chores. To add to your stress, you may also be facing steep medical bills for MRIs, CT scans, and other diagnostic tests, doctor’s visits, and medication.

Fortunately, you may be entitled to financial compensation after a concussion. If the incident happened at work, you may be entitled to compensation through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance or through a third-party claim. If your injury occurred because of a negligent driver, negligent property owner, or another party who acted irresponsibly, you may recover compensation through a personal injury claim. Through an injury claim, you may be entitled to compensation for non-financial damages including your pain and suffering in addition to financial damages.

Contact a McHenry County Injury Lawyer for Help Today

If you or a loved one suffered a concussion, you may be able to pursue financial composition for your damages. Contact a Crystal Lake concussion injury lawyer from Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC to learn more. Our team can help you explore all your options and take the appropriate legal action. Call us at 815-338-3838 for a free, confidential consultation.

Sources:

https://www.concussion.org/news/national-concussion-awareness-day/

Illinois State Bar Association State Bar of Wisconsin Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Illinois Trial Lawyers Association McHenry County Bar Association
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