Women are more adversely affected by concussions than men are, according to an article published in the Scientific American. Specifically, the report indicates that women suffer more concussions, have more symptoms, and are slower to recover than men.
As the survivor of a serious accident herself, Merry Fountain understands the unique issues facing women who were hurt in preventable accidents, and she fights hard to ensure that her clients get the compensation they deserve.
Concussions Can Leave Victims With Debilitating Complications
Concussions are considered mild traumatic brain injuries, but they can leave serious effects, including:
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Problems sleeping
- Ringing in the ears
- Coordination problems
- Memory problems
In some cases, these symptoms may last for weeks or even months, making it impossible for victims to go to work, school, or engage in recreational activities. Often, this entitles victims to significant compensation for lost quality of life, lost income, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Can You Recover Compensation for Your Concussion?
Many victims come to our office asking whether they can recover compensation for the losses associated with their concussions. As is the case with other accidents, if you can show that your accident resulted from someone else’s negligence, you are probably entitled to monetary recovery.
Negligence refers to a person’s failure to use the degree of care that a reasonable person would use in the same or similar circumstances. Whether a particular course of conduct constitutes negligence depends on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Negligence that could lead to serious, concussion-causing accidents include:
- Driving faster than the posted speed limit
- Distracted driving failing to clean up liquid spills in commercial settings
- Defective designs, manufacture, or marketing of sports equipment designed to protect an athlete’s head
- Impaired driving
- Failing to warn pedestrians about sidewalk construction or hazards
- Businesses with hazardous stairs
Determining whether negligence caused an accident that led to a concussion often involves a complicated investigation, so victims should always review their cases with an attorney. Fortunately, personal injury lawyers like Merry Fountain typically offer free case evaluations, so there is no risk associated with talking to an attorney to determine whether you have a case.
Meet with an attorney as soon as you can after an accident, however, because waiting may risk the loss of evidence important to your case—or even cause the applicable statute of limitations to bar your claim.
Call Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Merry Fountain Today for a Free Consultation
Indianapolis personal injury lawyer Merry Fountain is a skilled injury advocate. If you are looking for an injury law attorney in the greater Indy area—Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Avon, Kokomo, Lebanon—she’s here to help! Call her anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878), or simply click Tell Us About Your Case for a free consultation.