A concussion can cause long-term and often debilitating symptoms. Many of these symptoms can only be understood by someone with direct experience, and they may be difficult to objectively identify as part of an ICBC claim.
At Gantzert Law,our experience in ICBC claims ensures that we will gather expert testimony and evidence necessary to support your claim for compensation, as well as help you to obtain the medical testing, diagnosis and treatment necessary for you to manage your concussion and other injuries.
Knowing the Symptoms of Concussion
Although it is considered a minor traumatic brain injury, a concussion can produce severe symptoms that affect your ability to work and engage in day-to-day activities. According to the Mayo Clinic, concussion symptoms may include:
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Amnesia regarding the accident
- Ringing in the ears
- Slurred speech
Over the long term, concussion symptoms may also include concentration and memory problems, personality changes, sensitivity to light and noise, sleep disturbances, depression and issues with taste and smell.
Treating Post-Concussion Syndrome
Treatment for post-concussion syndrome may include rest and not undertaking strenuous activities. This medical directive may require that patients reduce the number of hours they work and that they refrain from engaging in social activities. Since income loss may result, it is therefore important that while a patient is recovering, his or her legal and financial interests are protected.
Surrey Post-Concussion Syndrome Lawyer
At Gantzert Law, we can advise as to your legal rights both in dealing with ICBC and as you recover from your concussion. Our ultimate objective is to secure not only our clients' compensation but also the tools they need to recover from their condition.
To speak with us about your ICBC claim, contact us online or call us at 604-221-7242, toll free at 877-389-7242. Meeting with us is risk-free; we take no fees from you until we secure you a settlement for your claim. Our law firm offices are in the Lower Mainland, and we serve clients throughout British Columbia.