CONCUSSION FROM AN ACCIDENT – PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS MINNESOTA
Injury Lawyers for Concussion in an Accident
A personal injury lawyer regularly handles cases for clients who have sustained a concussion from a motor vehicle crash, a fall, or other accident. A concussion, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is as a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging the brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.
Although concussions are referred to as “mild” traumatic brain injuries, our lawyers understand this does not mean that the symptoms or consequences of a concussion are “mild.” In fact, research confirms that a concussion often has serious and lasting effects.
Signs and symptoms of a concussion may include any of the following:
- Memory problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Concentration problems
- Light sensitivity
- Noise sensitivity
- Sleep problems
- Ringing in the ears (may lead to chronic tinnitus)
- Behavioral issues, such as irritability and depression
Some of the symptoms of concussion may not manifest for days after the accident.
Compensation for Concussion Injury – MN Lawyer
When you work with the Rochlin Law Firm, an experienced attorney will help build a successful case to obtain full compensation for your injury and make sure you have the financial resources needed to pay for necessary medical care. Our lawyers carefully review medical evidence that documents your concussion injury in a car accident or any other type of accident. Concussions are diagnosed by medical professionals by using neurological and neuropsychological tests, which includes testing reflexes and the five senses, as well as a cognitive testing used to assess memory, concentration, or ability to recall information. This aspect of documenting a concussion is a very important step in achieving maximum compensation for a concussion case. It is an important part of the proof that you have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and your life has been impacted as a result.
At the Rochlin Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers are committed to staying up-to-date with all of the medical and legal developments on concussion injuries. Working with medical specialists, our lawyers will obtain needed medical evidence, calculate the full extent of your losses and seek maximum compensation for your concussion accident. If you have a concussion from an accident, call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation. We have offices where you can meet a lawyer in Edina, Minneapolis, and Woodbury, and an attorney will also meet you at your home in St. Paul, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Hibbing, and other cities throughout Minnesota.