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Concussions are a common and serious type of personal injury, which can have long ranging impacts on your health and your ability to provide for yourself and your loved ones. Often occurring as the result of an accident, symptoms may be subtle and effects may not fully appear until weeks or even months after the injury occurred. This is why it is so important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. With nearly 40 years of experience in representing clients throughout the Austin area, attorney Stephen G. Nagle can advise you on how to get the compensation you need to recover.
Common Types of Accidents Resulting in Concussions
According to the Mayo Clinic, a concussion can result from any type of blow, jolt, or bump to the head that impacts brain function. Immediate symptoms of these injuries may include dizziness, headaches, nausea, and impaired memory. In more serious cases, loss of consciousness may occur.
Anytime you suffer even a minor bump or blow to the head, you should seek medical care immediately to prevent potentially dangerous and life threatening complications. Attorney Stephen G. Nagle represents clients who have suffered concussions as the result of the following:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents;
- Bicyclist and pedestrian accidents;
- Slips and falls;
- On-the-job accidents;
- Recreational and sports-related accidents;
- Accidents occurring due to defective and dangerous products.
If your concussion is due to the reckless and negligent actions of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for the medical expenses and lost wages you suffered. You may also be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, along with any potential disabilities that result due to your injury.
Potential Impacts of a Concussion
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that recovery time from a concussion can vary depending on the severity of the injury. In more minor cases, it may be a matter of days or weeks before you feel back to normal. In more severe cases, or if you suffered a previous concussion in the past, recovery could take months or even years and you could end up suffering permanent disabilities as a result.
Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury, which can affect you physically and emotionally, while causing cognitive issues as well. Potential impacts of a concussion include:
- Difficulty in maintaining balance and performing simple tasks;
- Problems communicating thoughts and comprehending what others are saying;
- Vision problems and sensitivity to light and noise;
- Sleep disturbances and mood disorders, including depression and increase anxiety;
- Personality changes, including increased isolation and fits of rage.
Reach Out and Contact Attorney Stephen G. Nagle Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury as the result of an accident or due to another person’s reckless or negligent conduct, reach out and contact attorney Stephen G. Nagle. As an experienced Austin personal injury attorney, he will work hard to protect your rights, so you can get the compensation you need to recover.