Sacramento Concussion Lawyer
Sustaining a head and brain injury is a serious matter that can lead to many short- and long-term consequences. A concussion is a mild brain injury, and it needs to be taken very seriously because ignoring a concussion can lead to more harm. The National Institute of Health reports that more than one million mild brain injuries are documented each year. Although there are numerous causes of concussions, they are, unfortunately, often the result of the negligent or intentional actions of another person. If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion due to the wrongful behavior of someone else, contact the Sacramento concussion attorneys at Amerio Law Firm today for assistance.
Suffering from a concussion means multiple trips to the doctor, lost time at work, and valuable time away from friends and family. Mounting medicals bill combined with time lost at work can create financial stress that will only hinder your healing process. At Amerio Law Firm, we understand that money will not undo the harm you have suffered, but we can help ease some of your stress by getting you the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you love has suffered a concussion because of the actions of another person, contact the compassionate and experienced lawyers at Amerio Law Firm. We have been diligently representing the people of Sacramento for over 10 years. We have an excellent reputation among our clients and our peers. Having won millions of dollars for our clients over the years, you can trust that we won’t stop fighting for you until you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling (916) 419-1111, by filling out a contact form online, or by starting a live chat on our website now.
Concussion Injuries and Symptoms
A concussion is a brain injury that involves the loss of normal brain function. It occurs as the result of being hit in the head or having an experience where your head is caused to move back and forth rapidly. The concussion is a result of your brain being moved around in your skull, which causes damage by stretching and damaging blood cells and by creating chemical changes in your brain.
A concussion is something for which you need to have a medical diagnosis. A doctor will diagnose a concussion through a physical exam, during which they will check your balance, your vision, and your memory. They may even order brain imaging, such as an MRI or CT Scan, to assess the damage done to your brain.
The symptoms of a concussion may manifest immediately after you have suffered head trauma, or they make take days or weeks to develop. Some symptoms of a concussion include the following:
- Headache that gets worse or does not go away
- Blurry or fuzzy vision
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble with balancing
- Sleeping more or less than normal
- Having trouble falling asleep
- Difficulty remember new information
- Feeling nervous or anxious
The symptoms associated with a concussion can last for days, weeks, months, or longer. While elderly people, young people, and those who have previously suffered from a concussion are more likely to get a concussion, anyone who suffers a blow to the head may suffer from the injury. If you have suffered head trauma, you should consult a doctor immediately.
Causes of Concussions
Some of the most common causes of concussions are sports injuries, falls, and accidents.
While many people play sports at their own risk and know that injury may result (especially in contact sports), there is a limit to the amount of contact that a person implicitly consents to when participating. If individuals go beyond the understandable conduct of the sport and injure you as a result, they may be liable for injuries and damages they cause with their overly aggressive behavior.
Another common cause of the head trauma that leads to concussions is suffering from a fall. If you fall at work or on the property of someone else, they may be liable for your injuries if they did not keep the walkways safe for passage. Falls are among the most commonly reported work injuries. In many cases, these falls could have been avoided if the employer had taken better safety precautions. Likewise, falls on public or private property may leave the landowner with some liability for your damages, especially if they failed to keep the property safe.
Accidents are also a common cause of head trauma and concussions. While accidents resulting in head trauma can include those involving vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians, most often a vehicle is involved. Many drivers nowadays get distracted by things like cell phones and texting or talking when driving. Others may drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In any case, a driver who is not paying proper attention to the road and causes an accident may be found negligent. A negligent driver can be held liable for injuries resulting from an accident they caused.
Both intentional and negligent acts can cause head trauma and a concussion. The legalities of proving an intentional act or negligence can be confusing, and they may frustrate you during a time when you should be focused on healing. That is why the compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys at Amerio Law Firm are here to help.
If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion as a result of the negligent or intentional act of someone else, contact the Sacramento brain injury attorneys at Amerio Law Firm for help. We understand that being diagnosed with a concussion can lead to serious health consequences that may cost you physically and emotionally. You may be feeling stressed because you have mounting medical bills, have missed work, and lost precious time with friends and family. You do not have to go through this difficult time alone. Contact us today for help at (916) 419-1111.