Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that often does not receive the medical attention they require. Many people simply do not consider a concussion a brain injury and do not seek medical care. In addition, doctors may misdiagnose a concussion because the symptoms are not immediately apparent. All types of traumatic brain injury are dangerous, including concussions. With our experience with TBI claims, we can help you and your family recover compensation for concussion injuries.Call Us to Learn How We Can Help
Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 212.406.1700 or contact us online.What Causes a Concussion?
A mild TBI or concussion can be caused by a trauma such as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the brain’s normal function. Concussions can also result from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth.
Car accidents are the second most common cause of TBI. Minor accidents like fender-benders can cause the brain to hit the sides of the skull, resulting in a mild TBI or concussion.
Falls are the No. 1 cause of TBI and concussions. A fall can cause an impact trauma such as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the brain’s normal function. They can include:
Despite being classified as a mild TBI, concussions can have serious consequences. Symptoms may not be apparent right away, which makes concussions difficult to diagnose. Individuals who have suffered a blow to the body or head may experience:
- Persistent headaches
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
Though rarer, it is possible for concussions to cause a blood clot on the brain. As with all TBI, this must be taken seriously and treated immediately.Call a New York City Brain Injury Lawyer
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