Head Trauma In An Accident
A concussion or brain injury is one of the results of head trauma that typically occurs when the head is struck or the upper body is violently shaken. Since the concussion or other brain injury doesn’t always have any outward, physical indicators, they can be difficult to diagnose and treat in a timely manner.
Our attorneys have handled concussion and brain injury cases throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, including but not limited to Washington, Allegheny, Greene, Fayette, and Westmoreland Counties.
With nearly 100 years of collective experience in personal injury cases, the attorneys at Phillips, Phillips, & Smith-Delach can listen to the facts of your case, and provide clear direction regarding your legal rights and options. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm.
Symptoms Of A Concussion
Traumatic brain injuries can be categorized as either impacting the structure of the brain or the function of the brain. Head wounds, swelling or bruising can be readily apparent. Unfortunately, when the brain function is impacted, it is challenging to make an accurate and timely diagnosis. It is not uncommon for symptoms to emerge days or weeks after an accident.
Commonly, the symptoms of a concussion can include:
- Persistent headaches
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory impairment
- Sensitivity to light and/or sound
- Loss of balance
- Difficulty multitasking
While an individual might recover fully from a concussion, the mental impairment might lead to emotional outbursts, job loss or other serious impacts.
If you are concerned that your accident has resulted in post-concussion syndrome or you are worried about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), we encourage you to schedule a consultation to discuss the matter at our firm. Whether you were in a car accident or were involved in a serious work accident, call or email our firm to talk to an experienced attorney who has handled these types of claims throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. If you are unable to come to us, we will be happy to meet with you at your home, your hospital, or your nursing facility.