Need a Brain Injury Lawyer After a Concussion?
What Concussion Victims and Their Families Face Following the Injury
A concussion can ruin a person’s life. In an instant, people can go from being the picture of health to a shell of their former selves. In some instances, concussion survivors have trouble just completing simple tasks, such as making a grocery list, reading or speaking. In other cases, concussion victims experience personality changes that can last days, months, years or even the rest of their lives.
How is it fair that victims and their families have to live with such consequences after another’s negligent act? The answer is that it is not fair, which is why brain injury lawyer Mike Love is dedicated to pursuing justice for concussion victims and their families.
For years, the personal injury lawyers at Mike Love & Associates, LLC have protected the rights of injury survivors and the families of fatal injury victims in East Texas and statewide. Day in, day out, we take on negligent individuals and businesses as well as the insurance corporations and legal teams handling their defense.
What Happens When You Get a Concussion?
When we think of concussions, we, generally, think of a football player taking a big hit and getting knocked out. However, there are many different ways that people can suffer concussions, and suffering a concussion does not always result in losing consciousness. In fact, the signs that someone has suffered a concussion can range from obvious to subtle, including but not limited to the following:
- Losing consciousness
- Difficulty falling asleep or sleeping more or less than normal
- Trouble concentrating
- Emotional issues, including sadness, nervousness or anxiety
- Drowsiness or sluggishness
- Memory loss
- Blurred vision or having one pupil become larger than the other
- Headaches, including migraines
- Vomiting or nausea
- Confusion, trouble thinking and problem solving
- Losing balance or loss of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Sensitive to light and/or noise
There are wide variety of concussion causes:
- Car Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Slip and falls or trip and falls
- Construction Accidents
- Physical Assaults
- Playground falls
Brain injury treatment can last for weeks, month or even years. In addition, to the physical and mental toll it can take on patients and their families, it can also be extremely expensive depending on the severity of the concussion. There are several options for concussion treatment, including:
- Physical Rest – As little physical exertion as possible;
- Mental Rest – Avoiding texting, watching TV, reading, schoolwork, office work, using a computer and playing videogames;
- Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medications – Often pain relievers for headaches and migraines;
- Cognitive and Physical Rehabilitation Therapy – Several institutions across the state provide rehabilitation services to people with brain injuries that are affecting their daily activities; and
- Surgery – This treatment option is usually reserved for emergency situations, such as if a concussion results in a severe injury to the brain involving swelling or bleeding
Brain Injury Lawyer for Claim for Concussion Injury in Texas
A concussion injury can tear your life apart in an instant. It can place the weight of the world on your shoulders at a time when you are least equipped to handle it. You and your family may have to deal with the financial and emotional stress of the recovery process, lost income, and medical expenses.
Brain injury lawyer Mike Love and the legal team at Mike Love & Associates, LLC are dedicated to helping injury victims and their families throughout Texas. For years, we have successfully guided our clients through the legal process of holding those at fault for their pain and suffering accountable. We carry the legal burden so that you can concentrate on healing.
To learn more about how Mike Love & Associates, LLC helps concussion victims and their families or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced brain injury lawyer, call us or fill out the online contact form on this page.