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Compensation for Concussions and Brain Contusions


The strong force of high-speed car and truck accidents can lead to serious head injuries, including concussions and brain contusions. In some cases, these injuries can cause permanent impairments and disabilities that affect one’s day-to-day activities and overall quality of life.  If you are suffering from an automobile accident concussion or brain contusion, you must contact a competent personal injury lawyer to protect your rights.  The personal injury attorneys of Maginnis Howard have decades of experience representing clients with car accident head injuries. They can help you recover fair compensation for your concussion or brain contusion.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Concussions and brain contusions are both classified as “Traumatic Brain Injuries” (TBI).  However, the two injuries differ in that a brain contusion is more localized, like a bruise to a specific portion of the brain.  A concussion, on the other hand, is like a jolt or injury to the entire brain.  Unlike a brain contusion, a concussion is not typically visible to a neurologist just by reviewing an MRI or CT scan. It must be diagnosed by reviewing a patient’s total symptomology.

There are several indicators that you could have suffered a concussion or brain contusion, and they include:

  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness or “seeing stars”
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty with motor coordination
  • Loss of ability to understand or express speech
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Attention problems
  • Emotional disturbances

You may experience some of these symptoms immediately, or they may be delayed for days after the automobile accident.  If you do experience one or more of these head injury symptoms, you should consult a neurologist for an evaluation and treatment of your injury.  While seeking medical treatment should always be your primary concern after suffering a car accident concussion or brain contusion, you should also contact a skilled personal injury lawyer.  Your personal injury attorney will work to protect your right to compensation for damages you have sustained and for those damages you may suffer over time.

As an example, we recently represented a U.S. Army Major who received a significant, life-altering traumatic brain injury in a car accident. We obtained the maximum possible recovery of available insurance policies on his behalf.

Representation for Concussions and Brain Bruises

The traumatic brain injury attorneys of Maginnis Howard serve clients across North and South Carolina who have been injured due to another person’s negligence. We accept most automobile accident head injury cases, including concussions and brain contusions, on a contingency basis.  You pay no attorneys’ fees unless you recover damages for your injuries. We also offer free consultations for all car accident personal injury cases.

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