Is a Concussion a Traumatic Brain Injury

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is considered a traumatic brain injury and can impact the function of your brain. Concussions occur when there is a blow to the head or violent shaking of the head. While the effects of a concussion are usually mild and temporary, there can still be long-term problems when a concussion isn’t detected and treated right away.

How Do Concussions Occur?

Concussions commonly occur from an injury from a high contact sport such as football or hockey, soccer, and basketball. However, the following can also be responsible for someone to sustain a concussion:

What are the Symptoms of a Concussion?

Concussion symptoms may be mild or not show up for hours or days following an accident. Some of the most common symptoms of a concussion are:

  • Headaches
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Slurred speech
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Trouble with memory
  • Changes in sleep patterns (not being able to fall asleep or difficulty waking up)

Suffered a Concussion? We Can Help.

Suffering a concussion is often misconstrued as mild. However, when concussions aren’t easily detected, long-term complications can be the outcome. If you’ve suffered a severe concussion in an accident that could have been avoided, you may be eligible to pursue a legal claim and hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. We are here to help protect your rights.

Big cases require big resources. Our team of skilled attorneys is experienced in handling insurance companies that often search for reasons to deny a claim or offer low settlements. We have a proven track record of getting our clients the compensation that they deserve.

Contact Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC at (502) 244-7772 to learn how we may assist you.