Can I sue if I suffered a concussion?

Yes, it is possible to sue over a concussion. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a concussion, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit depending on the details of your case.

Concussions are the most common and mildest form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in terms of the relative level of brain damage. However, all brain injuries are serious and should be treated with the utmost care as they can have long-term effects.

A person can suffer loss of consciousness, dizziness, headaches, nausea, ringing in the ears, irritability, mood swings or depression immediately after a concussion. Some symptoms may even take days or weeks to appear and have the potential to last for months after a TBI. While the symptoms of a concussion may be subtle, they can be signs of a more serious underlying brain injury.

Repeated or successive concussions pose a risk of chronic brain disease and more severe conditions such as epilepsy or Second Impact Syndrome. Even though individual concussions may be minor, the cumulative effects of medically mild TBIs can be life-altering.

The absence of physical signs of trauma can complicate brain injury claims and require skilled legal help. The personal injury attorneys at Joyce & Reyes are experienced in handling brain injury lawsuits. Call us for a free consultation to discuss your case.

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