Charleston, WV Concussion Injuries Attorney
A concussion is a serious brain trauma that, if severe enough, could cause long-term health issues. Furthermore, after some accidents, especially car accidents, the concussion may not show immediate symptoms of serious personal injury. As such, whether you were in a car accident or incurred a concussion at work, if you were injured due to no fault of your own, you can get legal help with a Charleston, WV, concussion injuries attorney. We at the Love Law Firm understand the long-term effects a concussion can have on a person, and we are fully prepared to represent your case and diligently fight for the compensation you deserve.
Long-Term Effects of a Concussion
According to research presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2013, damage to the brain caused by a concussion can lead to long-term health effects. It is for this reason that sports teams have grown increasingly liable to concussions in recent years. In general, when you receive a concussion, the brain slams against the skull, leading to swelling of the brain and damage to blood vessels and nerves.
Most mild concussions should be completely resolved within six weeks after the concussion. However, some victims can still experience what is known as post-concussion syndrome, which may have persistent symptoms such:
• Difficulty concentrating
• Not feeling like yourself
If you feel that the symptoms of your concussion are not going away, it is important to see a medical professional as soon as possible. If the injury was caused by another, whether a person, defective product, or corporation, you should not have to suffer the financial weight of your medical expenses.
Statute of Limitations in West Virginia
Because of the possibility of long-term effects from a concussion, it is important to consult with an attorney experienced in West Virginia personal injury law. Furthermore, West Virginia law does designate a two year statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit (W. Va. Code § 55-2-12(b)). This means that you may only have two years after the incident that caused the concussion to file the lawsuit against the responsible party.
For a Free Consultation, Contact the Love Law Firm
It is always important to act quickly when holding the other party responsible in a personal injury claim. In these cases, you may be able to recover financial compensation related to your medical expenses, physical therapy, loss of income from work, and more. Located right in lovely Charleston, WV, the Love Law Firm is prepared to help, and we’ll devote extensive resources to building a strong case. You can visit our law firm at 405 Capitol Street, #309, or give us a call at (304) 344-5683.