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Which Pittsburgh Law Firm Handles Concussion and Brain Injury Lawsuits?

Investigating and pursuing a concussion or post-concussion personal injury lawsuit requires expertise and the ability to understand the causes and lasting effects of the injury to the victim. The personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are experts in helping clients that have suffered brain injuries or concussions suffered by sports-related accidents, automobile accidents, slips and falls due to unsafe premises, or any other manner.

Our success has helped thousands of clients achieve the compensation that helps them continue their lives and financially support themselves when a concussion or personal injury causes disruption.

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Understanding the basics of concussions and head injuries

What is a concussion and what are some common symptoms?

A concussion is a type of brain injury that is most commonly the result of a sudden impact to the head or neck area. They can also be caused by violently shaking the head or a blow to the upper body.

Concussions may cause the victim to lose consciousness, but most do not. Because of this, people that suffer a concussion may not realize that one has occurred if they do not seek proper medical attention.

The trouble with diagnosing concussions is that the symptoms may be subtle and they may not appear immediately after the injury. Concussions symptoms can last days, weeks, months, or even longer.

More information about concussions can be found here:
Concussions – Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org)

 

Common symptoms of concussions can include:

  • Headache
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Blurry vision
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness or “seeing stars”
  • Concentration and memory complaints
  • Irritability and other personality changes
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Psychological adjustment problems and depression
  • Disorders of taste and smell
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Sports Accidents, Car Collisions, Slips and Falls

What are some common causes of concussions?

While concussions are now more commonly associated with contact sports like football and hockey, they can occur during any type of activity and affect people of any age.

Children and the elderly can be very susceptive to concussions and the potential long-term effects they bring – especially during slip, trip and fall accidents caused by dangerous property and unsafe premises.

Some common causes of concussions and head injuries include:

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Many Concussions Can Be Prevented

How Can an Attorney Help Me With my Concussion Lawsuit?

Like any personal injury lawsuit, an attorney working with a victim of a concussion or head injury must show and prove that there was negligence and that the injury could have been avoided.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm are experts in diving deep into personal injury cases, especially those involving concussions and the potential long-term effects they present. Our lawyers team up with medical professionals and experts to create a fact-based and scientific approach to help show the cause and effects of any head injury or concussion sustained.

If you or a loved one suffered a concussion and need to speak to a lawyer, contact the personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm today for a free review of your case. There is no fee for our services unless we help you win your case.

Examples when a concussion could have prevented:

  • A football or high school sports coach shows negligence in failing to remove an injured player from or a game or have them medically examined before returning
  • A person walking through an office or retail slips and falls due to unsafe property conditions and suffers a concussion from a sudden blow to the head
  • A caregiver or nanny violently shakes an elderly person or infant causing a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • A manufacturer of safety equipment puts a defective product on the market – like a helmet – that is not properly tested and fails to meet specific standards and causes a concussion after it is unable to sustain a reasonable impact
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How much is my concussion lawsuit worth?

Concussion cases, like any personal injury lawsuit, vary drastically from case to case. Because of this, compensation can vary. Considering that, some common damages that can be awarded include:

  • Past, future, and current medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

The personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are experts in helping victims of concussions navigate the legal process. Our lawyers help our clients get the compensation they deserve to ease the burden of any medical and financial burden that was suffered during the accident.

If you or a loved one suffered a concussion that could have been prevented, contact a personal injury attorney at Schiffman Firm today for a consultation and free review of your case.

 

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