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Tampa Car Accident Concussion Lawyer

The sudden impact of a car accident commonly causes a driver or passenger to hit their head against a blunt object, such as their vehicle’s dashboard. This, or any other blow to the head, produces a form of mild traumatic brain injury known as a concussion. Unlike other car accident-related injuries, a concussion does not always produce any immediately visible symptoms. It is only a few hours or days later that the victim may even realize something is wrong.

Post-accident care for a concussion can be time-consuming and expensive. So if your concussion was the result of a negligent driver or other third party, you may have the right under Florida law to seek compensation. The skilled Tampa car accident concussion lawyer at Anderson & Anderson can review your accident, your subsequent brain injury, and assist you in developing an appropriate legal strategy for seeking damages.

We Have Nearly 40 Years Experience Helping Concussion Victims

It is a common fallacy that a concussion requires the victim to lose consciousness. To the contrary, we often find with our concussion clients that they remained awake and alert following their car accident. They were even able to get up and walk away from the site of the accident. It was only later that they started experiencing the common signs of a concussion.

What are those signs? While concussions vary widely in scope and symptoms, here are just some of the things to look out for:

  • consistent feelings of fatigue or drowsiness;
  • dizziness;
  • difficulty sleeping;
  • difficulty concentrating (i.e., “brain fog”);
  • blurred vision;
  • sudden sensitivity to light;
  • headaches;
  • neck and back pain; and
  • personality changes, such as sudden mood swings.

Concussion symptoms may linger for some time–even several months or years–if not promptly treated by a competent medical professional. This is why it is important to seek medical care after any car accident even if you think you “feel fine.” The sooner you get checked out by a doctor, the sooner they can diagnose a potential concussion before things get much worse.

Contact Our Tampa Car Accident Concussion Lawyers Today

Florida’s no-fault insurance rules require car accident victims to seek reimbursement for their medical bills under their own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage in most cases. A victim may step outside of the no-fault system and file a personal injury claim, however, if they can demonstrate they sustained a “serious injury,” as defined by state law. A concussion can meet this threshold if the victim can show they sustained a significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function due to their injuries.

It is therefore critical to consult a qualified Tampa car accident concussion lawyer who can review your case and advise you of your rights under the law. Call Anderson & Anderson today at 813-251-0072 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

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