Serving Injured Clients & Their Families Throughout Arizona
Do you have a case?
Call us today for a free consultation
Practice Areas Menu

Why it is important to document concussion symptoms

With today’s emphasis on treating and preventing traumatic brain injuries, it may seem like more people are experiencing them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than two million Americans will go to the hospital this year after suffering TBI, otherwise known as a concussion. Of those who suffer such injuries, 50,000 will pass away. However, a greater number will experience lingering effects that may go untreated.

Despite our many posts on the injuries suffered through auto accidents, concussions can be suffered through a number of instances. Kids who play football and soccer can suffer head injuries, as well as elderly people who lose their balance and fall. Overall, falls are the most common cause of head injuries, followed by being struck by a foreign object, such as a baseball or falling piece of construction material.

Regardless of how a person was injured, figuring out what would be a proper damage award for a head injury can be complicated. After all, not every head injury is the same, and as we noted in a previous post, people can heal differently after suffering a head injury. Because of this, it is essential to document significant personality changes, headaches that persist for long periods of time, irregular sleep patterns, and pupil dilation, as they are prime concussion symptoms. It is not unheard of for symptoms to persist for months and even years.

Moreover, concussions have been linked to a higher probability for Alzheimer’s disease. All of these consequences can be considered when considering a damage award after suffering a concussion.

Source: “Why a head injury can be far worse than you realize,” George Dvorsky, April 1, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • State Bar Of Arizona
  • MCBA
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | 2017
  • Listed In Best Lawyers | The World's Premier Guide
  • BBB | Accredited Business | A+
  • Ethical | Arizona
Email us for a response

how can we help you?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

Submitting your information to us through this web form does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Information submitted through this web form is not confidential, not subject to attorney-client privilege, and will not preclude this law firm from representing a different client in the same legal matter. We do not represent you until you meet with us and sign a fee agreement. Please do not send us any confidential information about your case until we meet. Re jurisdictional limits and information is info only, does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client or attorney-prospective client relationship.


Privacy Policy

Office Building
Office Location:

361 East Coronado Road, Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Toll Free: 888-691-0990
Phone: 602-910-6779
Fax: 602-252-2099
Phoenix Law Office Map