New Jersey Car Accident Concussion Attorneys
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One of the most frightening and life-altering injuries that can be sustained in a car accident is a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion. While concussions are considered “mild” TBIs, there is no such thing as a minor brain injury. Even at low speeds, victims can sustain serious injuries that can affect quality of life for a long time. You deserve to be fully compensated for your injury. We can help.
At Shebell & Shebell, LLC, we always negotiate aggressively for maximum compensation. If you or a loved one got a concussion after a New Jersey car accident, contact us for a free case consultation. At no cost to you, a member of our team can listen to the details of your case and explain how the law applies and your legal options for compensation.
How do car accidents cause concussions?
A bump, blow, or jolt to the head can cause a concussion. In car accidents, a person can get a concussion from their head moving rapidly back and forth, being struck by loose objects, or hitting their head on a steering wheel, dashboard, windshield, window, or seat. Even if you didn’t hit your head on anything, any sufficiently violent movement of the head and neck can cause a brain injury.
What are the signs and symptoms of a car accident concussion?
A person suffering from a concussion may not immediately recognize that they have a brain injury. If you notice these symptoms in you or someone else, seek immediate medical care:
- Headache that gets worse and does not go away.
- Weakness, numbness, decreased coordination, convulsions, or seizures.
- Slurred speech or unusual behavior.
- One pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other.
- Cannot recognize people or places, get confused, restless, or agitated.
- Lose consciousness, look very drowsy or cannot wake up.
The importance of medical care for a concussion
Not treating a concussion is dangerous. Proper medical treatment can help manage symptoms and reduce the risk of long-term complications. Moreover, you need to have your concussion properly diagnosed and take precautions to avoid second impact syndrome – a potentially fatal complication that occurs when a second concussion is sustained before the previous concussion has healed.
Diagnosing a concussion may involve a review of your signs and symptoms, neurological examination, cognitive testing, and imaging tests such as MRI and CT scans. You may need to be hospitalized or observed at home, depending on the severity of the injury. Most concussions heal with rest and time. Some may require certain medications, such as acetaminophen, to manage symptoms.
Count on our track record of helping people injured in car accidents
If you or a loved one got a concussion in a New Jersey car accident, do not take your claim lightly. You need to get maximum compensation to take care of current and future medical expenses related to the accident. The effects of brain damage can be difficult to predict, and you only get one shot at an insurance claim. That's why you have to get it right the first time – with the right attorney on your side.
Our New Jersey car accident concussion lawyers can help. We have been fighting to get victims maximum compensation since 1927. Contact Shebell & Shebell, LLC to schedule your free case consultation today. At no cost to you, we can explain how the law applies to your situation and help you decide what to do next. Contact us now.