If someone suffers a bump to the head, even one that seems minor, they could end up with a concussion. This is caused by your brain moving around in the skull. A concussion is considered a traumatic brain injury and even though it could be a minor TBI it still needs to be taken quite seriously. You need to look out for signs that a victim needs medical attention. If someone suffers a concussion in some kind of accident, then it may be time to consult a San Mateo County, California bicycle accident lawyer.
What Are Some Symptoms of a Concussion?
Many people just think that a concussion looks like someone getting knocked out. Losing consciousness is a symptom, but it is not the only one, and someone who wakes up quickly after losing consciousness could still be suffering from a concussion. You also want to look out for things like:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurry vision
- A ringing sound in the ears
- A feeling of confusion or fogginess
- Delayed response to questioning
- Amnesia of the time immediately before and after the accident
What Should You Do If You Suffer a Concussion in an Accident?
If you suspect that you or a loved one have suffered a concussion, you should act quickly and seek out medical attention. These brain injuries can be dangerous in the short term, but they can also have long-term effects, especially for those who have suffered multiple concussions.
Many types of accidents can cause concussions. Our lawyers have experience helping clients who have been injured in car accidents, bike accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other types of collisions. We know how dangerous a concussion can be, and if someone else caused your accident and your traumatic brain injury they should be held accountable.
Should I Pursue Compensation?
Your accident could have been caused by the actions or negligence of someone else. If this is the case, then you should document everything. Keep copies of your medical bills. Keep track of any wages you have missed because you were injured. Talk to medical professionals about your prognosis and your mental health.
Then consider suing for compensation. You did not cause this accident. Someone else did, and they should be held accountable for the damage they have done. Your compensation should help you cover:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Mental anguish
- Pain from disability or disfigurement
Our attorneys can help you calculate fair compensation, and then we will help you fight for it.
Talk to Our Legal Team
If you or a loved one have suffered a concussion in an accident and you believe that someone else is to blame, then you should try and hold them accountable. Contact the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao and schedule a consultation. We can take a closer look at your case and tell you more about how we can be of assistance.