Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can happen after blows to the head, or violent shaking. Sometimes, that results in post-concussion syndrome. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Persistent post-concussive symptoms, also called post-concussion syndrome, occurs when concussion symptoms last beyond the expected recovery period after the initial injury. The usual recovery period is weeks to months. These symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, and problems with concentration and memory.”
If you’ve suffered a head injury during a car accident, you may suffer from post-concussion syndrome. Most people don’t realize that you don’t have to lose consciousness to suffer a concussion or post-concussion syndrome.
Most people who experience post-concussion syndrome see improvement after days or weeks—usually a maximum of three months. However, some people experience symptoms for a year or more. This can make daily life quite difficult. If you’ve suffered post-concussion syndrome, the Law Offices of Tim Misny can help.
What is post-concussion syndrome?
Post-concussion syndrome can manifest in a number of ways, including severe headaches. Doctors believe that persistent symptoms are “caused by structural damage to the brain or disruption of the messaging system within the nerves, caused by the impact that caused the concussion,” while others believe it is due to psychological factors. Common symptoms, including “headache, dizziness and sleep problems — are similar to those often experienced by people diagnosed with depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. In many cases, both physical damage of brain trauma and emotional reactions to these effects play a role in the development of symptoms.”
Older adults and women are more likely to be diagnosed.
What to do if you’ve been diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome after a car accident
When you’re in a car accident, it’s crucial that you seek immediate medical attention. Even if you think you’re unharmed, there may be lingering issues that won’t present themselves until hours, days or even weeks after the accident. Furthermore, insurance companies and juries may not take your injuries seriously if you fail to visit a doctor within a day or two.
After your medical condition is stable, call the attorneys at the Law Offices of Tim Misny. Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine which legal options are available. We’ll fight on your behalf with insurance companies and defendants to ensure you’re compensated for your injuries. From medical bills to lost wages and beyond, our lawyers will make sure your rights are represented.
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When someone else’s negligence or recklessness is responsible for your post-concussion syndrome, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office at (800) 556-4769 so that I can evaluate your case as soon as possible. We may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.