The B.C. Brain Injury Association defines a concussion as a mild form of traumatic brain injury caused by a direct hit or jolt to the head. Most people associate concussions with contact sports, but motor vehicle accidents are another common cause of the injury. A concussion may have short- or long-term effects, so it is wise to seek medical attention immediately after an auto accident to get an accurate diagnosis and preserve your right to compensation for your injuries.
Because of the potentially serious long-term effects of a concussion, it is important to seek legal advice before filing a claim with ICBC. Contact our lawyers at Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP to learn about how we can help you seek full and fair compensation for a concussion injury. We will put our many years of experience and thorough understanding of personal injury law to work for you.
Recognizing Concussion Signs
Many people experience concussions and are unaware of their injury. It is only through comparing their behaviour with a list of common concussion symptoms that they realize that they have been injured. In fact, many common concussion symptoms do not appear right away, but materialize in the days following an accident.
Among the symptoms of concussion are:
- Concentration difficulties
- Memory problems
- Difficulty articulating thoughts
- Blurred vision
- Feelings of anxiety
- Depression or sadness
Car accident victims often experience concussions along with other injuries. It is important you have a lawyer representing your interests, especially if you are unsure of the full scope of your injuries. A concussion injury may be only one aspect of your claim. Capable legal guidance ensures appropriate compensation.
Standing Up for Victims
The lawyers at Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP have committed their practice to advocating for injured people and their families after an accident. Our lawyers are recognized for their legal abilities and their litigation track record. We aim to obtain full and fair compensation for our clients in ICBC injury claims.
Call Our Law Firm
With offices in Vancouver and on the North Shore, our lawyers serve injured people across the Lower Mainland and throughout B.C. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 604-259-0846 in Vancouver or 866-826-9772 from throughout British Columbia. You can also contact us online.