Pittsburgh Car Accidents and Concussions
Our car accident attorneys will fight for you
Even minor-impact car accidents can result in the passengers or drivers striking their head against the steering wheel, window, or frame of the car. When this happens, a passenger or driver can suffer a concussion. This injury can have a significant impact on your life. At Romanow Law Group, we help concussion victims recover financial compensation.
Concussions vary from the most minor, transient headaches which can last for a few days after a minor car accident, to the more severe chronic, post-concussive syndrome. This is a combination of symptoms which can last a lifetime, including but not limited to, memory loss, speech difficulty, headaches, dizziness, fogginess, mental complications, visual disturbances, and cognitive problems.
Our attorneys have the experience that gets results
Romanow Law Group is staffed with several skilled car accident lawyers who will be working on your case collectively to maximize cash settlements or verdicts for your concussion injury. We aren’t satisfied with making quick settlements with the insurance company. We fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our lawyers understand that concussions can cause immense pain and suffering. That is why we work with top-rated concussion clinics in Pennsylvania to ensure that our clients receive proper treatment.
There is no single diagnostic tool used to determine the extent of your concussion or traumatic brain injury. Rather, concussions caused by car accidents are most often diagnosed through careful and thorough testing by a concussion specialist. Brain imaging alone, such as an MRI or CT scan, is not enough, because brain images may not show abnormal brain activity even when the accident victim has active symptoms of a concussion.
Types of concussions
There are different categories of concussion. They include:
- Grade 1 (mild concussion) – There is no loss of consciousness and symptoms are temporary, usually lasting only a few minutes.
- Grade 2 (moderate concussion) – There is no loss of consciousness but symptoms last more than a few minutes.
- Grade 3 (severe concussion) – There is a loss of consciousness and symptoms, including brain damage, may be more permanent.
Victims could also be diagnosed with a more serious type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as moderate or severe TBI.
Our experienced Pittsburgh attorneys will ensure that you are connected with the top-rated concussion specialists who are adept at properly diagnosing the concussion. A specialist will initiate the first evaluation by asking you many questions to understand all of the symptoms that you are experiencing. This is often termed the “ImPACT” test.
The concussion specialist will also perform numerous tests to identify problems caused by a concussion, including muscle strength, coordination, balance, sight, smell, hearing, and memory tests. As treatment progresses, we will follow your treatment to understand the extent of your damages.
Our car accident lawyers help you get the best possible outcome
Several types of treatment exist for concussion injuries, including physical therapy, vestibular therapy, oral agents, exertion therapy, and occupational therapy. Your concussion specialist will repeat the same questions and tests frequently to gauge your progress and help judge when you can return to work, school, sports, or recreational activities.
Treatment of a concussion must be started as soon as possible following a car accident. That’s why it’s important to get legal advice as soon as you can following your crash. One of our experienced car accident attorneys can make sure you are getting the care and treatment that you need to recover from your injury as much as possible.
We also start building a case to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages, such as pain and suffering. We investigate your accident and build a strong case that the insurance company must take seriously.
If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury or concussion, schedule a free consultation with Romanow Law Group. One of our experienced car accident lawyers can explain your rights and go over your legal options. Call 1-844-GET-MORE or contact us online to work out a time that is convenient for you. If you can’t come to our office, we can come to you.