MINNEAPOLIS ACCIDENT ATTORNEY LAWYER OFFERS CONCUSSION INJURY FACT SHEET
MINNEAPOLIS ACCIDENT ATTORNEY LAWYER Attorney Douglas Schmidt is a nationally respected specialist in concussion injuries. He has written a publication entitled “Overlooked Concussion Injuries”.
He has recently spoken as a keynote speaker in the Brain Health Summit Online. He recently spoke to the North Dakota Trial Lawyers on the subject of how to effectively marshall evidence to prove the existence of an overlooked concussion injury in court.
Schmidt offers these reminders of the following basic facts relating to concussion injuries:
-Trauma from car accidents is a major cause of concussion injuries
-Very few concussions can be diagnosed in the Emergency Room.
-Many concussion victims don’t initially seek medical attention.
-Over half of the victims of car accidents have sustained a concussion injury.
-Most concussion injuries are overlooked by the medical community.
-Many concussion injuries occur without any major loss of consciousness.
-Concussion injury symptoms often develop progressively over days, weeks and months after the trauma.
-When the symptoms persist for more than several months, the condition is a “Post Concussion Syndrome”.
-Every concussion is also a traumatic brain injury.
Concussion victims are entitled to fair compensation when their condition is the result of the negligence of an at-fault party-and they need the services of an accident attorney that is knowledgeable about concussion injuries.