A concussion can put a person out of work for several weeks and can lead to serious complications. A person diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome (PCS) may experience constant headaches, difficulty concentrating and emotional instability. There is no real treatment for PCS, and the symptoms may last a year or more. During that time, a person may be unable to perform their job duties and their overall quality of life suffers. A Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer familiar with concussions and other brain injuries can help accident victims sidelined by concussion receive the compensation they deserve.
Car accident victims often suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A concussion is a minor brain injury, but still serious. It results from bruising of the brain after the impact.
Most people recover from a concussion within several weeks of the accident. However, the brain must have time to heal. If a second concussion occurs before the brain recovers – a situation is known as “second impact syndrome” the results are often fatal.
The Dallas/Fort Worth area boasts one of the country’s best rehabilitation institutes for those suffering from TBI, the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. It is one of just 16 facilities in the country designated by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as a “model system of care” for TBI patients.
A concussion can occur in a slip and fall accident even if the victim does not hit his or her head. Slip and fall can result in a severe Brain Injury with devastating consequences.
Victims of TBI require long, extensive rehabilitation. They make need wheelchairs or motorized vehicles to get around, and/or a special automobile or van for transportation. People with severe TBIs may need long-term, even lifelong, nursing home care. A patient’s current home may require remodeling…
TBI isn’t a single diagnosis; instead, it has many different classifications including: Concussion (when someone is struck in the head they could suffer bleeding on the brain), Diffuse Axonal Injury, Contusion, Penetrating Injury and Open Head Injury.
Because any type of concussion or brain injury can cause long-term health concerns, victims of traumatic brain injuries may need additional medical care up to and including around-the-clock nursing care. If the incident that caused the concussion was a result of someone’s negligence, it may be possible to seek a monetary award to help cover the additional care they need. Texas uses the “modified comparative negligence rule” in personal injury cases. This means if another person is at least 50 percent responsible for the injury the victim suffered, they may be entitled to compensation. However, it’s also important to be aware that under Texas personal injury statutes, a civil lawsuit must be within two years after the date of the injury. This is why it is so important to contact a concussion attorney who has experience with personal injury cases as soon after an accident as possible.
Victims of car accidents, truck wrecks, 18 Wheeler Crashes, slip and falls, or others who have suffered any type of brain injury including a concussion, should contact The Bonneau Law Firm for free advice on your options at (972) 325-1100.
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