What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury that occurs when an external force impacts the head. There are a variety of levels of severity for concussions, with mild injuries often leaving victims feeling dazed or losing consciousness momentarily. Serious concussions can include much longer loss of consciousness with a n extensive recovery time, or long term or permanent brain damage. Concussions can be caused by a number of different incidents including car accidents, high-impact hits in contact sports, or blunt-force trauma from an external object striking the head.

The Effects of a Concussion

Concussions differ in severity, and it can be very difficult to treat this type of head injury due to the fact that symptoms may differ depending on the specific incident and victim. Those who suffer from concussions can experience headaches, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, amnesia and many other symptoms consistent with head injuries. The effects of a concussion can be short-term, or can have lasting effects with no specific time frame for recovery. Medical professionals in the field of brain injuries acknowledge that the final outcome of a serious concussion is unknown, as it can vary so widely from victim to victim.

Contacting a San Francisco Injury Lawyer

Any person who has suffered a concussion at the hands of another person's actions should immediately consult a legal professional from Bostwick & Peterson, LLP. Our firm has physicians on hand in the San Francisco area that can assess the level of damage, and can include this as part of a comprehensive personal injury claim which would seek to recover any medical costs associated with treatment and recovery.

Additionally, we can provide a compelling case for recovery of any costs associated with loss of wages due to the inability to work, both current and predicted into the future, as well as compensation for pain and suffering. We believe that the victims of concussion should be represented by a high quality, proven law firm, and the legal team at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has the impressive case results and proven record you need to help you pursue compensation.

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