Steps to Proving Post-Concussion Syndrome in a Personal Injury

  • Many people think of football players as the only people who get concussions. The reality is that any blow to the head can cause a concussion, and they are a common result of car accidents and bad falls—just to name a couple of scenarios.

    Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and if you’ve received a concussion from an accident involving a negligent party, you could seek compensation for your injury.

     

    What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

    Following a concussion, you may recover quickly without too many lingering issues. Sometimes, however, you will suffer side effects or complications from the concussion, which could constitute what is known as “post-concussion syndrome.”

    The physical symptoms of the syndrome can be similar to those of a concussion, but can also include the following:

    • Anxiety
    • Dizziness
    • Insomnia
    • Irritability
    • Light or noise sensitivity
    • Emotional or behavioral changes
    • Headaches

     

    How to Prove Post-Concussion Syndrome in an Injury Claim

    There are several steps you must take to prove your post-concussion syndrome was the result of an accident involving the negligent party. Because post-concussion symptoms are not as clear-cut as a broken bone for example, it’s important to follow these steps to guarantee that your injury is taken seriously.

    • See the doctor immediately following your accident to ensure that your concussion and possible post-concussion syndrome is diagnosed as accident-related.
    • Keep records of all medical services you’ve received as part of your accident-related injury, including medications.
    • Maintain a journal of your physical, emotional, and mental suffering. This step is helpful in proving non-economic losses (the pain and lost quality of life you experienced because of your accident).
    • Seek legal help with your case. Your injury attorney will be able to assist you in gathering the correct documentation and can prepare you for trial, if needed.

     

    Contact a Houston Personal Injury Attorney

    Concussions and the after-effects are serious, and you should never ignore your injury. Seek medical help right away, and document any and all treatment you undergo. Your attorney will be better able to get your treatment compensated with proper documentation.

    Call a personal injury attorney with Denena Points, PC for a free case review. Our number is 713-807-9500, or you can visit our website to learn more about how we can help you with your personal injury case.