Injury victims can suffer many different kinds of catastrophic injuries that can affect their everyday lives and long-term well-being. Concussions are one particular kind of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sometimes concussions can have immediate debilitating consequences, and in some cases they may result in life-threatening consequences years after a person suffers an initial hit to the head.
If you or someone you love suffered a concussion that resulted from someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you should get in touch with me as soon as you can to learn more about filing a lawsuit. As an experienced and aggressive Columbus, OH concussion injury attorney, I will help you seek the financial compensation you deserve.
What is a Concussion?
What is a concussion? According to the Mayo Clinic, a concussion is “a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function.” Typically concussions result from “a blow to the head,” or “violently shaking of the head and upper body.” Bumps, blows, and jolts to the head can all cause concussions, and suffering multiple concussions in a lifetime might put a person at increased risk of the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Symptoms of Concussions in Columbus
Concussions can have many different symptoms, depending upon the severity of the bump or blow to the head. The Mayo Clinic lists the following as common signs of a concussion:
- Ringing in the ears;
- Nausea and/or vomiting;
- Blurred vision;
- Confused feeling;
- Temporary amnesia;
- Slurred speech;
- Concentration issues;
- Memory problems;
- Changes in personality, including irritability;
- Light sensitivity;
- Noise sensitivity;
- Difficulty sleeping;
- Sleeping too much;
- Difficulty with taste; and
- Difficulty with smell.
Common Causes of Columbus Concussions and Other Traumatic Brain Injuries
Concussions can happen in many different types of accidents and situations, including but not limited to the following:
- Traffic collisions;
- Slips and falls;
- Falls from heights;
- Contact sports;
- Pedestrian accidents; and
- Bicycle accidents.
Statute of Limitations for a Concussion Lawsuit in Columbus, OH
If you want to file a concussion lawsuit in Columbus, you need to know that Ohio law places a time limit on your claim. Under Ohio’s personal injury statute of limitations, most plaintiffs will have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
As such, it will be essential to begin working with me on your case well before that time limit is up. You should also keep in mind that the quicker you get in touch with me, the sooner I can begin the process of seeking the compensation you deserve. Do not wait when you could be eligible to be compensated for your losses.
Call Me for Help with Your Concussion Claim
Whether you sustained a concussion in a car crash, in a fall, or while playing sports, you may be eligible to file a claim for financial compensation. Even if you recover from a concussion in the short-term, it can still have long-term effects. Let me help you seek compensation from the at-fault party. I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office today at 877.944.4373 to learn more about how I can help with your case.