Can I Sue For a Concussion in Illinois?

May 27, 2022

A concussion is a type of head injury caused by a sudden jolt, impact, or hit to the head. The symptoms of a concussion vary from one incident to another. You can quickly recover from some symptoms, whereas others can take a long time to heal. A Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you seek damages for a concussion when it’s cause is someone’s negligence.

You may suffer a concussion during a car crash, slip-and-fall, or any other personal injury incident. You must get immediate medical attention even if the injury seems minor. Many concussion symptoms take time to manifest and are categorized as post-concussion syndrome. The diagnosis of this syndrome can play an important role in a lawsuit.

What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Post-concussion syndrome refers to various symptoms caused by a concussion. These symptoms become apparent much later. Some symptoms may become obvious days later, while others can take weeks or even months to manifest.

Nearly 50% of victims of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as a concussion, experience this syndrome for up to three months after the injury.

Some symptoms of the syndrome include:

  • A perpetual feeling of tiredness and fatigue
  • Problems with sleeping
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Poor regulation of emotions
  • Dizziness and problems with maintaining balance

Why Seek Damages for a Concussion?

As noted above, the exact nature and extent of a concussion’s symptoms can take some time to reveal. Some of these are short-term, but others can have a long-term impact on your life. You may also need to undergo treatment for months or even years to recover. All these losses add up and can cause financial problems, a decline in your quality of life, and other issues.

This is why it is important to hold the negligent person or party accountable for such immense losses. Illinois personal injury laws allow you to bring a lawsuit for TBIs, including concussions, caused by someone else’s negligent behavior. You can seek both economic and non-economic damages for the injury.

Talk to a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a concussion in a personal injury incident in Chicago, we want to help you. Here at Lane & Lane, LLC, our lawyers work with you to hold the negligent party accountable and pursue full compensation for your injury-related losses.

Contact us today at 312-332-1400 to discuss your claim with our brain injury lawyers. You can also schedule a free consultation by filling out the following form.

Get Answers, Contact Us Now REQUEST A CONSULTATION
OR CALL NOW 312-471-0538