Jul 27, 2022
Car accidents can lead to severe and even catastrophic injuries which, in personal injury law, can include concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), head or skull fractures, spinal cord injuries, and more.
One of the more common serious injuries that can be sustained following a motor vehicle collision is post-concussion syndrome. Let’s take a look at what post-concussion (also known as post-concussive) syndrome entails, review what damages may be recovered when filing a personal injury lawsuit, and discuss how to arrange for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer from Dordulian Law Group.
The Mayo Clinic defines concussion as a “mild traumatic brain injury that usually happens after a blow to the head.” Post-concussion syndrome occurs when symptoms last beyond the anticipated recovery period after the initial injury occurs. In other words, if you’re involved in a car accident and suffer a concussion, you may experience immediate symptoms, such as headache, nausea, or vomiting. Those symptoms, however, should resolve within seven to 10 days – the standard recovery time. But with post-concussion syndrome, your symptoms could last weeks to even months.
Some facts about concussion injuries include:
Some of the most common post-concussion symptoms include:
Head injuries commonly occur due to the force of a car accident. With post-concussion syndrome, your car accident may cause you to:
This means that you can suffer a concussion (and post-concussion syndrome) without actually hitting your head on an object. Accordingly, you may be involved in a car accident and have a number of the symptoms listed above without realizing that they may actually be due to post-concussion syndrome (simply because you did not hit your head). This, unfortunately, is a common occurrence in car accident cases, where the injured victim is unaware of the extent of his or her injuries.
When a civil claim for a car accident injury is filed, the objective is to help the injured victim recover financial compensation for various types of damages:
Car accident settlements can vary depending on a number of factors, such as:
That said, a post-concussion car accident injury claim is likely worth a substantial sum of money for the victim. However, for a settlement to be adequate, it must cover the full extent of your losses which have resulted due to the post-concussion syndrome. And because losses are specific on a case-by-case basis, it’s difficult to offer an accurate estimate for how much your post-concussion car accident injury claim may be worth without first reviewing the facts of your case.
One way to determine whether or not a settlement offer is fair and maximized is by estimating your overall losses for things like hospital and medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and more.
But estimating subjective and hard to quantify losses such as pain and suffering or emotional trauma can be difficult without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. That’s why DLG’s team of car accident attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about how much your post-concussion syndrome claim may be worth (and how long it may take to reach a maximized settlement).
Proving liability in a post-concussion car accident claim can require a great deal of skill and experience. Such injuries are complex, and will need an extensive and convincing argument to prove liability. But expert legal representation may also be necessary to prove the full extent of damages that should be awarded so you can make a complete recovery without having to suffer financial hardship.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer is always recommended when dealing with catastrophic injuries such as post-concussion syndrome. Such a serious injury may require long-term medical care, and it’s essential that your settlement reflects as much.
Hiring a DLG California personal injury lawyer to handle your post-concussion car accident claim can have multiple advantages. In fact, personal injury victims who hire private attorneys often secure greater financial compensation for their claims.
The Insurance Research Council (IRC) recently conducted a study which confirmed the following personal injury claim statistics:
Additionally, having a dedicated and experienced personal injury attorney from DLG handling your case can help if (and they more and likely will try) the insurance company or at-fault party attempts to argue that you were partially to blame for the accident, your injuries are actually not as severe as you are claiming, or you are actually not injured (and therefore not deserving of financial compensation).
These are the types of arguments that the opposing attorneys may attempt to utilize in an effort to reduce your post-concussion syndrome claim. Don’t let your settlement check get minimized. Ensure justice is served by securing representation from the experienced personal injury lawyers at DLG today.
With DLG, your post-concussion syndrome consultation is always free, confidential, and without any obligation. We’ll review the facts of your case and provide you with all available legal options to ensure that your rights are protected and the maximum financial damages award you deserve is pursued. We serve car accident injury clients throughout California as well as the United States.
Ready to file a claim and pursue justice through a financial damages award? Our expert attorneys are available online or by phone now.
Contact a Los Angeles lawyer from of our Car Accident Division today at 818-322-4056 for a free consultation to discuss your post-concussion syndrome claim. There is never any upfront fee or out-of-pocket expense for DLG’s expert legal representation. We don’t charge a dime until we’ve successfully secured a maximum financial damages award for your post-concussion syndrome car accident claim.
Reach out to one of our dedicated personal injury lawyers today to discuss your case. We’ll review the facts, offer you a range of legal options, provide an estimate for how long your claim may take to settle, and include an estimate for how much you can expect to receive from your settlement.
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