Jeff Skinner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes has suffered his third head injury in four years, the latest occurring just 12 seconds after he took the ice in a preseason game against the Washington Capitals. He was diagnosed with a concussion and doctors will continue to monitor him on an ongoing basis.
While concussions are commonly associated with sports, especially lately due to prominent cases in the NFL, concussions can occur in numerous other circumstances, such as car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and construction site mishaps. As public awareness of the possible long-term effects of head injuries becomes greater, it’s no surprise that many of those who experience concussions and other head injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence have decided to pursue compensation through civil action.
Concussions can result in a variety of symptoms. Some of these include headaches, poor concentration, nausea, loss of balance or coordination and loss of memory. After any accident in which you injure your head, you should seek medical assistance right away. Some symptoms of serious injuries don’t show up right away, and it’s better to take sufficient precautions to avoid long-term complications or even death.
It’s also beneficial to have a record of seeking medical help in the event that you pursue damages for your injury. Being able to trace your symptoms, and your injury, back to a specific accident is a critical element of any successful personal injury case, and your doctor’s notes should reflect this connection.
If you have experienced a head injury due to the negligence of another person or party, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other damages stemming from the accident. Contact one of the experienced North Carolina personal injury attorneys with the Lanier Law Group for information, guidance and support as you consider your legal options.
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