Victims who’ve suffered from concussions have gone through a great deal physically and emotionally. A slip and fall accident alone has the potential to send someone to the hospital for a few days to recover from debilitating symptoms. While you focus on healing, the last thing you should have to worry about are medical expenses.

In California, accident victims have up to two years to file a legal claim for compensation. The personal injury attorney of Gutierrez Law is here to help you recover damages needed to recover. Whether it’s a concussion, traumatic brain injury, or other head traumas, we’ve got you covered.

What Is a Concussion?

Concussions are mild brain injuries caused from extreme trauma to the head. Upon impact the brain jolts aggressively against the skull, causing severe damage to surrounding nerves and tissues. It can take days before symptoms appear. Depending on the severity, they can last for months or years. Warning signs include:

  • Memory loss
  • Trouble speaking
  • Seizures
  • Loss of balance
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • Ringing in ears
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Because concussions affect everyone differently, it’s best to keep your doctor and head injury lawyer informed. The timing of each symptom can impact your case.

How Concussions Affect Settlements

Several factors determine your lawsuit.
The first thing we will assess is how severe your symptoms are after the accident. Blurred vision, memory loss, and migraines are grounds for a higher settlement amount. That’s why it’s so important that victims get medically treated within 24 hours of their injury. When they don’t it could result in a smaller financial award – proving the injuries were not urgent. Even if you don’t have symptoms just yet, still get a full-body exam. We will do what we can to defend your vase and ease the financial stress from medical bills and lost wages.

To learn more about how we can help your case, give us a call.