Concussions

Many people think of a concussion as a minor head injury. This might or might not be the case. Brain injuries, especially mild to moderate brain injuries caused by concussions, are often slow to onset in terms of how the injury affects a person’s day-to-day living. One or two mild concussions in a lifetime might not leave a person with noticeable, long-term effects. However, the opposite is very often true. Mild to moderate concussion victims often have lingering symptoms that are difficult to detect, and that are often incorrectly diagnosed as merely the symptoms of “getting old” or being stressed. These symptoms include forgetting where you put your keys, having frequent headaches or vivid nightmares, or committing errors on simple, everyday mathematical calculations in the months following a concussion injury. A concussion, which medical literature calls a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), can result in post-concussion syndrome effects including:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Attention deficit
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Depression

After a car crash, truck accident or workplace accident involving a head injury, beware of settling your case prematurely. Insurance claims adjusters may urge you to accept a settlement before you and your doctor have a good grasp of the long-term effects of your head injury. You might need additional therapy or need additional, expensive evaluation by a brain injury specialist like a neurologist or a neuropsychiatrist. You may be unable to work full time or you might need to change your job or get vocational training to cope with your closed head injury. Our law firm can guide you and represent you after a Gainesville concussion injury. Attorneys of Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., have tried and won numerous cases before juries. We prepare every brain injury claim as if for trial.

If we represent you, we will charge no attorneys’ fees or other costs unless and until we recover money for you. After-hours and weekend appointments are available as needed. Our Florida attorneys are willing to make home and hospital visits if you are unable to come to our law office, located in the historic Stevens-Wrench House in the Northeast Historic District, Gainesville, Florida.

To learn more about our firm or to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Gainesville concussion injury lawyers, call Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., at 352-562-7809 or 877-418-1087, or contact us online.

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