Concussion Injury Lawyer
Understanding Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
Concussions are the most common form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), affecting
thousands of individuals each year. They can be caused by a blow to the
head or as the result of violent shaking and may or may not result in
loss of consciousness. Common symptoms include headaches, difficulty concentrating,
and problems with memory or balance. Whether concussions occur in sports,
recreational activities, or during accidents, they can have serious and
unpredictable consequences for victims.
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Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has extensive experience
working with clients who have suffered concussions - especially in relation to
sports injuries and
car accidents. Our legal team is uniquely qualified to handle cases involving concussions
and brain injuries:
- Our lawyers were chosen as “Preferred Attorneys” by the Brain
Injury Association of America.
- Two of our Partners were founders of the Brain Injury Association of Washington, DC.
- Partners Sherman and Cammarata are Vice President and President of the
Brain Injury Association of Washington, D.C.
- Partner Cammarata helped draft the Athletic Protection Act of 2011 - legislation
that became law in DC - to protect youth athletes who experience concussions
Second Impact Syndrome & CTE
While many people think that concussions are not serious, they can be incredibly
dangerous, especially if the damage is chronic. For example, second impact
syndrome and CTE have been associated with concussions:
- Second impact syndrome involves the brain's sudden inability to regulate
blood flow. This causes rapid swelling, herniation of the brain, and brainstem
failure. Second impact syndrome has the potential to cause permanent or
fatal damage in a matter of minutes. Don't wait for symptoms to appear.
If a person who is healing from a previous brain injury sustains a second
impact to the head, no matter how minor, consider it a medical emergency.
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease
commonly found in people who have experienced multiple concussions and
brain injuries, such as football players. CTE, along with other neurological
disorders, is a severe and long-term consequence linked to concussions.
Learn More About Concussion Lawsuits
Individuals who suffer concussions as a result of others’ negligence
may have the right to pursue compensation by filing a personal injury
claim. If you have questions about your case and whether you may be eligible
to file a concussion lawsuit,
contact our firm for a FREE consultation.