Concussion Injury Lawyers

Helping concussion survivors grapple with the consequences of their head injuries

Summary

  • Concussions are serious injuries that can temporarily disrupt normal brain functions.
  • Concussions have the potential to cause long-term damage like depression and memory problems.
  • It can be tricky to connect concussion symptoms to the initial accident, which complicates attempts to pursue compensation.
  • A concussion injury lawyer has the skills and experience to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury.

From a rough football play to a slip-and-fall accident at work, there are a lot of ways to receive a blow to the head. While this may seem like just a little bump, any knowledgeable concussion injury lawyer will tell you that even a mild concussion can cause serious problems. Concussion symptoms can linger for weeks, and repeated concussions can cause permanent damage.

If you or a loved one has received a concussion due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the physical, mental, and financial burdens this creates. The concussion injury lawyers at Werner, Hoffman, Greig & Garcia are ready to help.

Our team understands the unique challenges of pursuing compensation in brain injury lawsuits, making us the right choice to represent your claim. You can contact us online or call us at (800) 320-4357 to schedule a free consultation.

Understanding Concussions and Their Causes

A concussion is an injury to the brain that causes a temporary disruption of normal brain functions. It’s a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, and is usually caused by a blow to the head or violent shaking. Concussions are most commonly caused by car accidents, fall accidents, or playing sports.

Symptoms of concussions can sometimes appear hours or even days after the impact that caused them. Symptoms may include:

  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • And more

The severity of concussions can vary. If you’ve received a blow to the head, you should seek medical evaluation and keep an eye out for symptoms. Your concussion injury attorney will also appreciate any medical evidence you can provide.

Long-Term Impacts of Concussions

The brain is such a crucial and delicate organ that any injury to the brain, even a mild concussion, should be taken very seriously. While most people will see their concussion symptoms improve within a few weeks, they may not have fully recovered.

While an individual concussion may not be likely to cause permanent damage, studies have shown that repeated concussions have a cumulative effect over time. Often, multiple concussion injuries lead to permanent injuries like memory problems, depression, and mood swings. The concussion scandals in professional football are a high-profile example of this happening.

If you or a loved one suffer from a concussion, it’s crucial that you avoid any further head injuries until you’ve given your brain more than enough time to recover. Avoid returning to the activity that caused the concussion, especially if you’re still healing.

Compensation for Concussion Injuries

If you’ve suffered a concussion, and you believe someone else’s negligence contributed to your injury, you have a legal right under Florida law to seek compensation for your injuries.

You may be entitled to compensation for damages including:

  • Medical expenses: The costs associated with treating your injuries, from hospital bills and medication to physical therapy and medical imaging
  • Lost wages: The earnings you were unable to make if you’ve missed work as a result of your concussion
  • Pain and suffering: The physical pain and discomfort you endured from the concussion
  • Disability settlements: Compensation for long-term or permanent effects
  • Punitive damages: Additional penalties designed to punish severely negligent behavior
  • And more

The true consequences of a concussion injury may not be visible to the naked eye. In fact, they may not emerge until months after the accident. Connecting these damages to the accident and making an effective claim for compensation can sometimes be difficult. In some cases, it requires going to trial.

A concussion injury lawyer can connect the dots between the injury and the impact on your life, holding responsible parties accountable for every bit of compensation you deserve.

The Role of a Concussion Injury Lawyer

Health insurance covers many basic medical needs, but insurance companies are rarely cooperative. Concussions may require treatment your insurance doesn’t cover. Receiving fair compensation for your injury sometimes means legal action against the responsible party.

A concussion injury lawyer is an invaluable partner in your fight for justice, providing expert legal advice and representation tailored to your unique needs. A concussion injury lawyer will assist you with:

  • Evaluating the viability of your case and estimating your damages
  • Meeting deadlines, filing paperwork, and preserving evidence
  • Accounting for applicable state and federal laws
  • Investigating the chain of events that led to your concussion and gathering evidence of negligence
  • Connecting your injury to your long-term symptoms
  • Negotiating with insurance companies for fair compensation
  • Taking your concussion lawsuit to trial if needed

As your advocate, a personal injury lawyer coordinates your case and acts in your best interests. A WHG concussion injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation successfully while you focus on recovering from your concussion.

Choose Our Team at WHG To Be Your Concussion Injury Lawyers

Concussions can range from inconvenient to dangerous, creating lasting physical, emotional, and economic consequences for accident victims. If you or a loved one suffered a concussion caused by someone else’s negligent actions, you deserve to be compensated for the damages you’ve incurred.

At Werner, Hoffman, Greig & Garcia, we are a dedicated team of legal professionals who will stand by your side and fight tirelessly on your behalf. To us, each case is important and we treat our clients accordingly.

We recommend that you schedule a free consultation to get started with your concussion injury case sooner rather than later. You can contact us online or call us at (800) 320-4357.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still receive compensation even if I’m partially at fault for my concussion?

You may still be able to receive compensation for your injury, even if your actions contributed to the accident that led to your concussion. Under Florida’s comparative negligence laws, you may be able to recover damages provided that you were responsible for less than 50% of the total negligence.

However, your compensation will likely be reduced in accordance with your percentage of fault. A personal injury attorney can help ensure that your actions are assessed fairly so that you can pursue the appropriate compensation.

Can a concussion injury lawyer help me sue for a concussion I sustained at work?

In most cases, if you suffer a concussion at work, most of your compensation will come through the workers’ compensation program. While this makes it easier for you to recover compensation, it may also protect your employer from a personal injury lawsuit.

However, you may be able to sue for additional compensation in some cases, such as:

  • Your employer intentionally caused your injury
  • A third party is partially liable for your injury, like the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment
  • Your employer deliberately violated safety regulations and failed to provide a safe working environment

Consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your options after a workplace injury.

What is Second Impact Syndrome?

Second Impact Syndrome is a deadly complication that can occur if you suffer a second concussion before your initial concussion has finished healing. Basically, the first concussion causes the brain to swell, and before it can return to its normal size, a second blow causes out-of-control swelling. SIS can prove lethal or permanently debilitating almost immediately.

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