Concussion Injuries

Concussion Injuries

Compensation for Brain Injuries in Virginia

Injuries to the head can be devastating. They can lead to serious health concerns and ongoing medical expenses. If you or a loved one suffered a concussion because of someone else’s negligence, the legal team at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. may be able to help you obtain a fair settlement or verdict for your injury.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a type of head injury. A concussion occurs when a sudden force damages the cranial nerves and stretches the blood vessels in the brain. Concussions are classified as mild TBIs (traumatic brain injuries); however, the term “mild” can be misleading. In reality, a concussion can lead to severe medical complications. These complications can be cognitive, physical, and behavioral.

Research suggests that concussions are the most common form of head injury in the United States.

  • Some of the cognitive consequences of a brain injury or concussion may include a shortened attention span, difficulty concentrating, difficulty multi-tasking, memory loss, changes in personality, and impaired judgment.
  • Physical damages associated with a concussion might involve sleep disruptions, fatigue, and changes in sight, hearing or taste and smell.
  • Behavioral changes one might experience include personality changes, including mood swings, depression, and irritability.

Most concussions heal in a few months, but some people have symptoms for several years, and some concussions result in permanent damage, and dysfunction.

Personal Injury Law Firm in Northern Virginia

Over the past four decades, our brain injury lawyers have worked on hundreds of brain injury cases. If you have suffered a concussion as a result of the carelessness of another, please call our Northern Virginia brain injury attorneys to learn more about your legal options today.

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