A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. At one time, no one took concussions seriously. Today, that’s not true. Studies involving athletes have shown that even one concussion, with a short period of unconsciousness or disorientation, can lead to a lifetime of disability. Each injury to the brain adds up – each additional concussion can lead to further brain damage and more disability.
Every concussion should be medically evaluated as soon as possible – it often takes time for additional symptoms to appear. If treated early, brain damage can often be lessened.
If you are in an accident and suffer a concussion, even if it’s not your first one, you are probably entitled to be compensated by the insurance company for the at-fault party. Get medical help first and talk to an experienced personal injury attorney afterward to see if you are entitled to compensation.
If you wish to seek further information about personal injuries related to concussions, schedule a consultation session by contacting the team at Law Offices of John V. O’Connor at 262-671-1685 to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer.