Kingston Concussion Injury Lawyers
A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can result from any sudden impact on the head. Concussions commonly result from car crashes and other negligence-based incidents. As common as they are, concussions can be extremely dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists TBI as one of the prevailing causes of death and disability in the United States. Repeated concussions can lead to serious, debilitating conditions, functional limitations, and death. If you suffered a blow to the head in a traffic accident, slip and fall, workplace accident, or other incident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Our law firm has the resources — and the genuine concern — to help if you or a family member sustain a concussion as a result of someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct. The zealous, dedicated Hudson Valley personal injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP will not settle for less than the monetary recovery you need and your family deserves. We will hold the negligent parties accountable and get you the compensation you are owed.
Common Causes of Concussions
Concussions can be caused by any sort of trauma to the head. Concussions occur when the brain hits the side of the skull as a result of a sharp jolt or sudden impact. Concussions may result after a blow to the head or when a person’s upper body and head are violently shaken. Some of the more common situations resulting in concussions include the following:
- Car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Construction accidents
- Unintentionally struck in the head with an object
- Physical assault
- Contact sports such as football and boxing
The seasoned injury legal team at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP helps concussion injury victims recover after any sort of incident resulting from the negligent or reckless behavior of another. We can help you get coverage for your medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from a concussion or other TBI.
Symptoms of Concussions
Symptoms from a concussion can range from mild to severe. Repeated head injuries can lead to more severe and long-lasting symptoms. Even a “mild” concussion merits medical attention, however, to avoid exacerbating the injury. A concussion, in fact, can actually change the way an accident victim’s brain works. Common symptoms of a concussion include:
- Behavioral changes including depression, irritability, and inability to focus
- Different-sized pupils
- Memory loss
- Trouble balancing
- Impaired judgment
- Loss of consciousness
- Trouble concentrating
More extreme symptoms such as loss of consciousness can indicate a more serious brain injury, and injured victims should seek medical attention immediately. Concussions left untreated can even become fatal. If you experience symptoms of a concussion after an accident, talk to a seasoned TBI lawyer to seek compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
Dangers of Concussions and Multiple Concussions
Successive concussions become progressively more dangerous. An earlier concussion can increase the damage caused by future concussions, especially if they happen soon after one another, priming the victim for serious complications and debilitating conditions. Individuals who suffer repeated concussions, such as athletes, military veterans, or sufferers of domestic abuse, can experience chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a degenerative disease that can lead to permanent brain damage, functional limitations, cognitive difficulties (such as early-onset dementia) and death.
Call a Dedicated Kingston Concussion Injury Lawyer
Whatever the nature of your accident, if you or someone you love has suffered from a concussion or another traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to recover for your harm. A passionate personal injury lawyer can help you identify the responsible parties, conduct an investigation, build your case, and fight for the maximum compensation possible.
For assistance in pursuing a claim after sustaining a concussion in New York’s Hudson Valley, including Goshen, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Saugerties, or throughout Ulster County, contact a New York traumatic brain injury lawyer from Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for a free consultation, in Kingston at 845-331-4100, or in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.