Salina Concussion Attorneys
Representing Concussion Victims in Salina, Kansas
According to doctors, concussions are a relatively mild traumatic brain injury. However, there is nothing “mild” about concussions. If you have suffered a traumatic blow to the head or body, you might end up with a concussion that has long-lasting effects and can be expensive to diagnose and treat. To set yourself up for recovery, you need a Salina concussion attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Anatomy of a Concussion
Any blow that causes your brain to move around can lead to a concussion. Doctors are not entirely sure how they develop, but recent research from Stanford University has shown that after a traumatic blow, different parts of the brain will shake faster and more intensely than other parts. As a result, the brain chemistry in certain parts becomes impaired and can often lead to a loss of consciousness. When people awaken, they often experience headache, dizziness, and nausea.
One common misconception is that your head must be hit to suffer a concussion. In fact, any body blow that causes your head to snap back or forth violently can lead to a concussion.
Over the ensuing weeks or months, many people with concussions experience long-lasting symptoms, including:
- Impaired vision
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking
- Lack of coordination
- Loss of balance
- Impaired memory
- Mood swings
- Increased sensitivity to light or sound
- Disrupted sleep
This suite of symptoms is called post-concussion syndrome. You might experience one or more of the above symptoms, which can make life very difficult. Some people find it hard to return to work or enjoy spending time with their families. Prescription drugs can help lessen some symptoms, but many people are in pain for months until the symptoms clear up on their own.
If someone else caused your injury, you can sue them for compensation to cover your economic losses as well as other intangible injuries. At Neustrom & Associates, we have recovered compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses, including doctor’s visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, and rehabilitation
- Lost wages if you could not return to work while recovering
- Property damage, if any property was damaged in your accident
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium (for negative changes to your marital relationship)
The amount you can receive will depend on the circumstances, such as the severity of your concussion and how much you make at work. By meeting with a Salina concussion attorney, you can better understand the compensation available to you.
Speak with a Salina Concussion Lawyer Now
Concussions are serious injuries that warrant immediate medical attention and continuing care. At Neustrom & Associates, we understand how expensive it can be to diagnose and treat a concussion. When someone else causes your injuries, you should not have to shoulder the costs all by yourself.
Call us or send us message online. One of our brain injury attorneys in Salina will happily meet with you, free of charge, for a confidential initial consultation.