If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion due to no fault of your
own, call the concussion injury lawyers at the Lassen Law Firm for a free
consultation. The Lassen Law Firm has handled hundreds of brain injury
cases and our concussion attorneys will protect your interests by fighting
to achieve the highest settlements and verdicts.
Seeking immediate medical treatment for a concussion should be the first
thing an injured person does after an accident or injury. After the accident
people may suffer a diminished quality of life due to the head injury.
They may not be able to work for some time, study, exercise, engage in
hobbies or be involved in normal everyday activities. All this, coupled
with frequent doctor visits, can lead to emotional, physical and financial strains.
You should consult with a Pennsylvania head injury attorney to discuss
a concussion injury case. If your injuries were due to another's negligence
you may qualify for a money damage award compensating for diminished quality
of life, lost wages, future lost earnings, medical benefits as well as
vehicle repair. The Lassen Law Firm is comprised of skilled Pennsylvania
personal injury lawyers with many years of experience serving the injured
At the Lassen Law Firm, our concussion injury attorneys will identify all
liable parties and work hard to seek compensation from them for your injuries.
A doctor suspecting a concussion may ask you questions about the injury
and test your ability to pay attention, learn and memorize. A doctor may
ask you to solve a puzzle, check your strength, balance, coordination,
reflexes, and sensation. Such imaging tests as a CT scan and a MRI will
show if the brain is bruised or bleeding.
Treating a concussion may take a long time. A person who might have a concussion
needs to stop doing vigorous activities and sports not to increase the
risk of having a more serious brain injury. In some cases, a person may
be required to avoid driving, working, doing schoolwork, housework, riding
a bike or operating machinery. A doctor may prescribe pain management
that may alleviate some of the concussion-related symptoms.
A concussion occurs after physical trauma to the head, either from the
head hitting an object or another object hitting the head hard enough
to jar the brain. Thus, an object that falls and hits your head could
cause a concussion, but a car accident could also be the cause if your
head hits the seat or dashboard. Similarly, bike accidents frequently
cause concussions. Sports such as football and hockey are especially known
for causing concussions in athletes. Our concussion injury lawyers in
Philadelphia handle all concussion injuries at a low 29% contingency fee.
Because a concussion affects the brain, it can change how your brain functions.
This leads to the symptoms of a concussion, which range from a bad headache
to the inability to stay alert or impairment to balance and coordination.
In some cases, a concussion causes unconsciousness. In the movies, characters
often try to keep characters who may have a concussion to try to stay
awake. Other symptoms include memory loss about the event that caused
the concussion, dizziness, ringing of the ears, nausea, slurred speech
and fatigue. If you experience unconsciousness for more than a minute,
have repeated vomiting, seizures or your symptoms worsen over time, see
a doctor for treatment of your concussion.
Children may display symptoms of a concussion differently, and parents
may initially overlook these signs of head trauma. They may appear listless,
tire more easily and display general moodiness. A change in appetite or
sleep can indicate that a child is suffering from a concussion while disinterest
in normal toys is also a symptom of a child with a concussion. In general,
a concussion has the potential to have more long-term effects in children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that parents take children to
the family doctor after experiencing any sort of injury to the head, even
if emergency treatment isn't required. If a child begins to vomit, has
an increasingly worse headache or displays traits of clumsiness such as
stumbling after a head injury, parents should seek emergency care. Infants
may display physical symptoms of head trauma such as lumps or bumps that
are indicative of a concussion.
Doctors will test for symptoms of impairment. A doctor may also perform
a CT scan to view the brain for signs of swelling and damage; however,
this is not always necessary. In extreme cases, your medical professional
might prescribe surveillance for 24 hours. At-home surveillance typically
requires someone who can wake you should you fall unconscious.
After a concussion, the brain needs time to heal. Doctors will advise against
vigorous physical activity and sports and activities that might cause
further damage to the brain. In fact, having had a concussion in the past
can make you more likely to experience on again in the future. However,
any activity that requires concentration can cause the brain to heal more
slowly. This includes school and work, video games, texting and watching
TV. Doctors will prescribe pain killers for headaches caused by concussion
Children should abstain from playing for 24 hours after brain trauma.
Complications can develop from a concussion. Some patients develop epilepsy,
and this is more common in the five years following a concussion. Furthermore,
multiple brain injuries can lead to permanent impairment. Two or more
concussions experienced in a quick time period can sometimes lead to rapid
swelling of the brain, which is why it is so important for athletes to
allow enough time for their brains to full heal before returning to the
To prevent future concussions, professionals recommends that you wear helmets
during sports and biking, use a seatbelt while in a motor vehicle and
wear shoes that provide plenty of traction. Diving only in water that's
9 feet deep also helps prevent concussions in swimmers. Parents should
childproof furniture and counters and block access to staircases.
If you have sustained a concussion injury, you need one of our experienced
concussion injury lawyers in Philadelphia to get you the maximum possible
compensation available under Pennsylvania law.
How A Lawyer Can Help
The effects of a concussion can last for months and even years. Many victims
of concussion and other brain injuries will require rehabilitation in
order to regain the most independent level of functioning possible, while
many may not return to work or independent living. This can leave the
victim's family with extreme emotional and financial burden. If you suffered
a concussion or another brain injury, contact a concussion attorney today.
The Lassen Law Firm assists clients in recovering lost wages, medical bills,
property damage, loss of life's joys, pain and suffering and other related
costs. Our personal injury attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm also help
clients deal with the defendant's insurance companies as far as making
necessary claims. Every year, the Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia auto accident
and personal injury attorneys, litigate and settle numerous concussion
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a low 29% contingency fee, not the standard
40-45% like other firms.