Filing a Concussion Lawsuit: What Everyone Needs to Know

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If you are currently unable to work and earn a livable income due to a disability, you could very well be entitled to receive social security.

Although anyone can file for social security payments, the approval process isn’t always guaranteed. In fact, according to, the Social Security Administration rejects about 65% of all first-time applications.

It is assumed that many of those initially rejected will appeal. The appeal process includes four steps, the first being reconsideration. However, only around 10% of applicants are approved at the reconsideration level.

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Cases of Concussions

After an accident, you may be able to make a claim for the injury, as well as the pain you suffered. Yet, you need to prove that the other person handles the accident.

You need medical evidence to back up your statements. Like with any accident, you may not experience any symptoms right away.

Common symptoms of concussions include a bad headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, sensitivity to light, slurred speech, memory problems, and more.

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Child Symptoms

Unfortunately, if a child suffered a head injury, look for similar symptoms. A child may get cranky, cry, not walk right or appear dazed.

Preventing Child Concussions

Accidents happen, but it’s best to avoid them as much as possible. For children, have them wear a helmet when riding a bike. Use stair gates at the top and bottom to prevent serious falls, and take them to playgrounds with a soft material under them.

For those who have little athletes in the family, talk to them about the importance of safety. They make think a helmet looks “stupid,” so explain to them how all the cool kids wear them.

Compensation for Concussions

Be aware that you may be able to pursue compensation against the at-fault party.

Through a concussion lawsuit, you may receive compensation for past and future medical treatment, rehab, surgery, medications, pain, and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

To prove your concussion lawsuit, you’ll need medical records, testimony from a doctor, employment records, and a pain journal.

What’s a pain journal? Record your daily symptoms and show how the concussion affected your life.

Problems During the Trial

The jury wants to know what your injury is and if you actually have post-concussion syndrome. It’s hard to distinguish from other headache-like-conditions.

Another problem may arise is if your doctor disagrees that you have post-concussion syndrome. Show the jury your pain journal and show how your life has changed from the accident.

Is a Concussion Lawsuit Necessary?

A concussion is not fun and can cause a lot of heartache on your family and friends. A concussion lawsuit will provide the settlement you deserve.

Watch your symptoms, keep all medical records and don’t get discouraged. If you do everything right, the lawsuit will go in your favor.

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