Any type of impact to the head comes with certain risks and the possibility that long-term damage can occur. These types of injuries can be deceiving, however, and some Texas victims may find that what they originally thought to be a minor head injury is actually quite serious.
Concussions are some of the most common types of head injuries, and they have the potential to bring life-altering consequences for the victim. If you are suffering from a concussion that is the result of an accident caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you have the right to fight for your full and fair recovery.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by violent shaking or a serious and sudden impact. Most people dismiss this type of injury because it is invisible and rather common, but it can leave a person struggling with very real and very serious side effects for weeks or months. Some symptoms are subtle, perhaps not even appearing for days or weeks after, but they may include:
- Pressure in the head
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty concentrating
- Delayed response
These symptoms are not only inconvenient, they are painful and can ultimately affect a person's ability to work and lead a normal life. What you may have thought was originally a simple bump on the head could require a lengthy recovery, cause you to miss work and lead to social difficulty for a long time.
No two concussions are the same, and how your injury affects you may be different from how it affects another person with the same diagnosis. You will find it beneficial to seek medical care as soon as possible after an accident in order to ensure that you have the appropriate care you need, especially if your symptoms change or increase in the days following the original injury.
Holding liable parties accountable
As a concussion victim, you may not know that your injury could be grounds for a civil claim. Any type of brain injury is serious, and you have the right to seek compensation if you suffered unnecessarily. You can take your injury and your recovery seriously by first reaching out to a lawyer to determine if you should move forward with a civil claim.
You may be able to recover your losses associated with medical care and other costs, ensuring that you can fully regain your financial stability and pursue full health after suffering a concussion.