Brain Injury

Concussions and Impact Related Injuries

Pittsburgh Brain Injury Attorneys

Personal Injury Lawyers Protecting the Rights of Brain Injury Victims

Some people write off concussions as minor injuries and don’t give them much though. However, concussions are actually traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and deserve the attention that other TBIs receive. A concussion or other impact related injury can affect your daily life in a variety of ways — and for a long time. If you suffered a concussion in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be due compensation.

The Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers at DeRiso, DeRiso & Suher are experienced in protecting the rights of those with brain injuries. We understand the severity of these types of injuries and our goal is to secure you the compensation you need and deserve. You should not be responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional suffering. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.

Symptoms of Concussion

Adults and children can suffer concussion and brain injury in all different settings. Many youths suffer concussions while playing sports, and may be urged to return to play even while exhibiting symptoms of brain injury. Or you may be involved in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence. No matter what the circumstance, if the accident wasn’t your fault, it’s important to consult with a personal injury attorney.

A concussion or impact brain injury occurs when the brain crashes into the skull. This can happen from a fall, a blow to the head, or a violent shake of the shoulder, neck, or head area. If you or a loved one experiences a blow to the head, fall, or even a whiplash type injury, be sure to look for these signs of concussion and get medical attention. There are typically three grades of concussion.

  • Grade I. Confusion or low-grade amnesia for 30 minutes or less. No loss of consciousness.
  • Grade II. Loss of consciousness for up to five minutes and/or amnesia from 30 minutes to 24 hours.
  • Grade III. Loss of consciousness coupled with amnesia up to 24 hours. May also be present with coma.

Any concussion may also have symptoms of dizziness, headache, and vomiting. It can take days, weeks, or years to recover from an impact-related concussion, and repeated concussions cause magnifying effects on the brain.

After seeking medical attention, contact a personal injury attorney to find out if you have a case against any negligent parties.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Personal Injury Law Firm Today

The personal injury attorneys at DeRiso, DeRiso & Suher are ready to provide experienced and effective representation in and out of the courtroom. Contact us at (724) 510-7733 to schedule a free initial consultation.