Accidents involving head injuries are especially concerning, as head injuries can have long-term consequences. One of the most common of these consequences, post-concussion syndrome, can be a debilitating condition.
If you are suffering from post-concussion syndrome (PCS) after a head injury, we want you to know that you are not alone. At Grossman Law Offices, we can help you seek the justice and compensation that you deserve after an accident.
Below, this post will discuss some basics about PCS and post-concussion syndrome settlement values. This way, you can be more fully informed before bringing your legal claim.
Our Past Verdicts and Settlements Examples
PCS, which occurs after someone has suffered a brain injury, can be long-lasting and lead to disruptions in your day-to-day life. Courts have recognized the significance of PCS and have been willing to give high verdict amounts due to the nature of the injury. Below are some examples of cases that we have worked on that involved brain injuries.
$5,000,000 Recovery for a Traumatic Brain Injury
In one case, the victim suffered a traumatic brain injury in a serious car accident. In his matter, we were able to recover $5,000,000 in damages on his behalf.
$3,200,000 After a Workplace Accident
In this matter, the victim suffered a brain injury in a workplace accident. Our firm successfully recovered $3,200,000 on his behalf.
$1,765,000 After a Serious Car Accident
This case involved a car crash where one of the vehicles was driven by a commercial truck driver. Here, we were able to prove that the trucking company had negligently hired their truck driver and that the truck was lacking a critical safety equipment piece. The trucking company decided to settle with us to avoid going to court, and we were able to obtain $1,765,000 on behalf of our client.
$2,000,000 Recovery From Workplace Fall
Our firm was hired by a victim of a traumatic brain injury who had fallen at work. In this matter, we proved that his employer had instructed him to use a dangerous and unstable ladder instead of the safer inside stairwell. The money we recovered for him, $2,000,000, helped him recover and provide for his family.
What Types of Damages Am I Entitled to After an Accident?
If you suffered a head injury in an accident, you can generally recover for both your economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages, sometimes referred to as pecuniary damages, stem from losses that are relatively easy to quantify in terms of monetary value. Some examples of economic damages include :
- Property damage costs,
- Hospital bill costs,
- Doctors visit costs,
- Costs of medication,
- Costs of treatment, and
- Lost wages.
On the other hand, an injured party can also usually recover their non-economic damages Because these are harder to quantify in terms of economic value, you will want an experienced personal injury attorney on your side when seeking non-economic damages. This way, you can ensure you can recover the most compensation possible. Some examples of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress,
- Loss of enjoyment of life,
- Lost earning capacity, and
- Loss of consortium.
As you can see, these losses are highly personal in nature, so they are a bit harder to put a number on. A personal injury attorney can help give you an estimate of how much you might be able to recover when it comes to economic and non-economic damages.
Post-Concussion Syndrome Settlement Values
Because every case is highly unique, there is no real reliable way to determine an average settlement value if you are suffering from PCS. However, there are some general factors that go into determining how much your settlement might be. These factors include:
- Who was at fault in the accident,
- The severity of the injuries,
- The type of treatment required,
- Insurance limitations,
- Availability of evidence, and
- The level of mental or emotional trauma sustained.
If you are suffering from PCS and you are wondering how much your settlement might be worth, an experienced personal injury attorney should be able to give you a more accurate estimate after learning the details of your case.
So What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?
Post-concussion syndrome occurs when symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury last longer than expected. In most cases, symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury subside after 1 or 2 months. However, if your symptoms persist, your doctor may diagnose you with post-concussion syndrome.
What Are the Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome?
PCS can present itself through a variety of different symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Problems with concentration,
- Problems with memory and recall,
- Blurred vision,
- Ringing in the ears,
- Sleep pattern changes,
- Noise and light sensitivity,
- Mood swings, and
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after suffering a head injury, we recommend that you seek medical treatment immediately.
Causes of Post-Concussion Syndrome
While doctors do not fully understand why some head injuries lead to PCS and others don't, they do know that the more severe the head injury was, the higher the likelihood that someone may develop PCS. Some of the most common accidents that result in head injuries that are followed by PCS include:
- Car accidents,
- Slip and fall accidents,
- Construction zone accidents,
- Bicycle accidents,
- Pedestrian accidents, and
- Workplace injuries.
If you were injured in one of the above or another type of accident, you should seek out a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
How Can The Grossman Law Offices Help You?
If you suffered a brain injury in an accident and got diagnosed with PCS, it is likely that you can seek justice and compensation. At the Grossman Law Offices, we have been helping people do just that for over a decade.
Our award-winning attorneys have the tools and expertise that are necessary to deal with complex PCS cases, and we want to help you. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with us, you can reach out to us online or by phone at 855-442-9950. There are important legal deadlines to meet in every case, so don't hesitate to reach out today.