Many different types of accident can cause a concussion. Car crashes, workplace accidents, participating in sports, and even slipping and falling can all cause this kind of brain injury. Even mild concussions can have serious, long-lasting effects that can diminish your quality of life and prevent you from working and earning a living.
If you've suffered a concussion, you might be entitled to compensation. However, getting an MRI or a similar imaging test to support your claim might not be the best strategy. Here's why.
Mild Concussions Can't Be Seen on an MRI or CT Scan
Concussions are sometimes known as invisible injuries because they can't be detected by imaging tests such as MRIs and CT Scans. In fact, there isn't a single test all medical professionals use to diagnose concussions. Health providers diagnose concussions by examining their patients' symptoms and evaluating the circumstances of the impact.
Mild concussions can be even trickier to diagnose and treat than more severe ones because, in many cases, the extent of the damage isn't immediately apparent, and because symptoms can worsen over time.
Although they're “invisible,” concussions can cause serious physical and emotional symptoms that can prevent victims from performing normal, everyday tasks — including earning a living.
You Might Have a Legal Claim for Your Concussion Injury
If someone else's negligence caused your concussion, you might have a personal injury claim against them. If your concussion happened because of a workplace incident, you might be entitled to workers' compensation.
Proving the facts in these cases is difficult, but an experienced attorney can help you gather all of the relevant evidence you need — including witness statements and medical records — and get you the compensation you're entitled to.
The Experienced Attorneys at Ackerman & Falcon Can Help
If you have sustained a concussion and believe someone else's negligence caused your injury, or if your concussion injury happened at work, you need an experienced attorney who can help you get the benefits you deserve.
The attorneys at Ackerman & Falcon have been representing injury victims throughout Virginia for over 30 years. You can count on us to work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you get all the benefits you're entitled to under the law.