Boynton Beach Concussion Injury Lawyer
There was a time when people dismissed concussions as minor injuries. But in recent years the press and public have started to pay greater attention to the long-term consequences of these traumatic brain injuries. The truth is that even a “minor” concussion can cause permanent brain damage. That is why it is critical to speak with a Boynton Beach concussion injury lawyer if your concussion is the result of third-party negligence.
At Leifer & Ramirez, we assist victims of all types of concussion injuries seek the compensation they deserve. We understand the complex science underlying most concussion injuries. And we will zealously represent your interests in holding the responsible parties accountable.
What Are the Common Causes and Signs of Concussion Injuries?
Just about any type of accident can lead to a concussion. Some of the more common causes we see at Leifer & Ramirez include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Trip-and-fall accidents
- Sports-related accidents
What makes concussion injuries especially tricky is there is not always any obvious outward sign that something is wrong. Concussions are often classified as closed head injuries, which means you won’t necessarily see a scalp wound. In fact, the first symptoms of a concussion injury may not manifest themselves until several days or weeks after an accident.
Although every concussion injury is different, here are some of the critical signs to keep an eye out for:
- Feeling of pressure inside the head
- Feeling as if you are “in a fog”
- Inability to remember the accident or head injury
- Ringing in the ears
- Nausea or vomiting
- Slurred speech or delayed response to questions
- Fatigue or sleep disturbances
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irritability or other sudden personality changes
- Taste or smell disorders
If you or a family member exhibits any of these symptoms following an accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. Depending on the nature and severity of a concussion, your doctor may prescribe a lengthy course of treatment. Until you are able to see a doctor, here are some basic tips to follow:
- Make sure to get plenty of rest.
- Do not engage in any activities that might stress your brain, including watching television or using an electronic device.
- Do not go back to work until you have been examined and cleared by a medical professional.
- Do not operate a motor vehicle, again until you have been medically cleared.
Call Leifer & Ramirez Today If You Have Suffered a Concussion Injury
Your doctor will see to your physical and mental care. But when it comes to looking out for your legal interests, you need to work with a skilled Boynton Beach concussion injury lawyer. At Leifer & Ramirez, we know how to seek–and win–compensation for our clients. We know that a concussion injury can be financially devastating for you and your family. That is why we will fight to make sure you receive all of the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 561-660-9421 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.