When the symptoms of concussion linger for a significant period of time, post-concussion syndrome may develop. If you suffer from post-concussion syndrome because of a personal injury accident, you may deserve compensation under West Virginia law. It’s important to understand the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome and how a can help you.
What is post-concussion syndrome?
If you show symptoms of headaches, dizziness and confusion in the weeks and months after a concussion, you may have post-concussion syndrome. Post-concussion syndrome may develop even when a concussion initially appears minor. The symptoms of post-concussion syndrome may continue indefinitely after a traumatic brain injury.
Post-concussion syndrome personal injury in West Virginia
There are multiple ways that you may deserve compensation if you experience post-concussion syndrome. If the post-concussion syndrome is the result of an underlying personal injury accident, the damages related to your injury may be a part of your personal injury claim. When your injury occurs because of the negligence of another person or party, post-concussion syndrome may be a foreseeable result of the injury. You may deserve compensation for the medical bills associated with your care, and you may deserve compensation for the related pain and suffering you experience. In addition, if post-concussion syndrome develops because of poor medical care, you may have a claim against your medical care providers.
How a Charleston WV personal injury attorney can help
If you experience post-concussion syndrome, you have only two years to make a claim under West Virginia law. That time may be extended if your symptoms of post-concussion syndrome do not appear immediately after the accident. A Charleston WV personal injury lawyer can help you document your injuries and present evidence of the pain and suffering associated with your symptoms. Your attorney can help you value your claim, gather the evidence that you need to prove your case and advocate for your rights.
If you believe that you may have post-concussion syndrome after a personal injury accident, contact the attorneys at Freeman & Chiartas for a confidential discussion of your claim.