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How Does a Concussion Affect the Value of My Case?

When determining the value of your personal injury case, many things will come into play. Economic costs of your injury along with your pain and suffering will be considered. Certain injuries, like concussions, are hard to account for during a personal injury case because it is not always clear how the injury to your brain will affect you. Concussions, a form of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occur when the brain moves inside the skull during a trauma such as an accident or impact. The effects of a concussion can last for days or months, in some cases. You could meet with several complications when recovering from a concussion and depending on your circumstance, having a concussion can put you a greater risk in the future should you suffer another TBI. Because of these reasons, concussions can have a minor or potentially major effect on your health. Also, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, a concussion can complicate those as well. For these reasons, a concussion has the potential to greatly affect the value of your claim but will not do so in every case. Each case is unique so you will want to consult with an attorney to get a better idea of how a concussion will affect the value of your specific case. In a personal injury case, a concussion could raise the value of your claim if it required medical treatment, it was particularly severe or if you had lasting concussion symptoms. Most concussions will require some medical treatment or evaluation, but not all will produce severe or lasting symptoms. How your concussion will change the value of your case is hard to say. Speak to an experienced personal injury attorney if you want to get an idea of how you will be compensated for your concussion. A skilled attorney will be able to evaluate your case facts and advise you on what kind of case outcome you should expect. Keep in mind that a jury could be deciding upon your pain and suffering damages, meaning it is ultimately up to them what a fair amount is. If you have suffered a concussion and are now involved in a personal injury claim, it is important you make sure you are compensated for the full extent of your injuries. Are you in the Roswell, GA area and have questions about valuing your personal injury case? Thomas C. Rowsey, P.C. is experienced in personal injury matters and will work hard to ensure you are taken care of and fairly compensated for your concussion. Based in Roswell, GA, Thomas C. Rowsey Attorneys at Law serves those across the greater Atlanta metropolitan area including Roswell, Alpharetta, Marietta, Milton, Johns Creek, Dunwoody, Cumming and Sandy Springs. Contact our office today at (770) 993-5317 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation. Offering expert legal counsel in personal injury, criminal defense and family law, Thomas C. Rowsey Attorneys at Law are here to help.