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 during sports.

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.

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