A concussion can be caused by a blow to the head, a fall, or by violently shaking your upper body and head. This traumatic brain injury causes your brain to change its normal functioning pattern in order to work around the damage that has been done. Typically the effects of a concussion are temporary, but if a person sustains a particularly severe concussion or numerous ones over time, it can cause permanent damage. Sadly, over 1.2 million people in the United States suffer from a concussion every year.
At the Burch Law Firm, we know that many people in New Braunfels suffer from a head injury that causes a concussion. Unfortunately, many may be unaware that they are suffering from a concussion as they are not familiar with the signs and symptoms of a concussion.
Identifying a Concussion
Because the symptoms of a concussion are not always sudden or very apparent, it may be hard to realize that you or your loved one has been affected by a concussion. The following are a few symptoms of a concussion:
- Passing out
- Extreme fatigue
- Off balance and lack of coordination
- Difficulty concentrating
Although it is tough to notice that there is something wrong after a blow to the head, you may feel the symptoms after a delayed period of time. The earlier a concussion is diagnosed, the better treatment you can receive and the more easily long-term damage can be avoided.
Contact an Injury Lawyer in New Braunfels
At the Burch Law Firm, our lawyers know that dealing with the aftermath of a concussion can be difficult, especially when caused by another person or party’s negligence. However, if your injury is the result of someone else’s misconduct, you may be able to hold them liable for any necessary costs related to your injury with our help. Call us at 830-629-0955 to discuss the incident, your concussion, and the options that may be available to you for pursuing the compensation you need.
Troy Burch has practiced law in New Braunfels since 1990 representing residents of New Braunfels and the surrounding communities. Troy Burch graduated with high honors from Texas Christian University and from Baylor Law School.