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By the time the construction worker on the roof yelled “Watch out!” it was too late. As you looked up, a heavy metal beam bashed you in the back of your head, followed by darkness and confusion; then you woke up confused (and heavily medicated) in a hospital bed.
Turns out, you suffered a concussion (as well as bruising and a deep cut on your head) while simply walking to work and passing by a rather unsafe construction zone.
Your coworker, who was walking with you that morning, took notes and is pretty sure the construction company is liable for your injury, But you’re not even close to hitting your insurance deductible and worried about paying your medical bills, not to mention the cost of missing work.
Lucky for you, there is surveillance footage of the incident and other close calls at the construction site showing multiple safety code violations. You’ve spoken with an attorney, who’s confident you’ll prevail — but lawsuits take a while, more time than you have to cover your mounting bills and expenses.
Fortunately, you have options. If you qualify — meaning, you have a strong case and a high probability of being compensated for your injuries — Provident Lawsuit Loans can send you a risk-free, pre-settlement cash advance within 24 hours. We do our research; but if for some reason you don’t prevail in your suit, you don’t have to pay it back.
Concussion: Symptoms and Complications
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury most commonly caused by a hard blow to the head, sometimes (but not always) resulting in the loss of consciousness.
Symptoms may not show up immediately, while others are more immediate, and can last for several days or even several weeks or months.
Most concussions cause severe headaches, amnesia, and general confusion. But you may not even know you have a concussion until other symptoms appear later.
Common signs that you may have suffered a concussion include the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Feeling of pressure in the head
- The delayed response, or confusion in general
Some symptoms take a bit longer to show up, which means you may not know you have a concussion at first. Delayed symptoms include the following:
- Irritability, quickness to anger, and other personality changes
- Insomnia or other sleep disturbances
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
- Sensitivity to various stimuli (such as light and sound)
More severe symptoms include seizures, marked changes in coordination (i.e. unusual clumsiness), lasting dizziness, lasting difficulty with mental functions, or any symptoms that get worse or fail to get better over time.
In any event, it’s important to get the proper level of medical attention if you believe you may have had a concussion. Repeated or particularly serious concussions can cause long-lasting, sometimes permanent damage.
How Much Will That Concussion Cost You? It Depends
If you’ve suffered a concussion due to someone else’s negligence, you’ll want to get an accurate account of what it may cost you. This is not limited to just medical bills and lost wages, but also may include other aspects of your life affected by the injury.
For instance, you may claim compensation for pain and suffering if you’ve experienced headaches, dizziness, mental or physical impairments, or any other symptoms that diminish your quality of life (even if temporarily).
Additional claims of damages may include the following, depending on your specific situation:
- Emotional distress
- Loss of reputation (if, for example, irritability from a concussion has caused complications in one’s social and/or professional life)
- Lost earning capacity (in some cases, a concussion may have lasting effects that impact one’s ability to earn a living)
Everyone’s situation is different and your verdict or settlement amount will depend on the severity of your injury, its impact on your life and career, any long-term effects, and other factors. Brain injuries are serious but sometimes difficult to quantify. Regardless, it’s not uncommon for concussion plaintiffs to seek damages in the $500,000 to $1 million range.
While You Wait… Life Goes On, Bills Pile Up
Knowing that you may get a 6-figure settlement for your concussion in a year or so is cold comfort when you’re pinching pennies and trying to pay the mortgage. Provident understands this and can get you the cash you need to cover the bills with a pre-settlement lawsuit loan at competitive rates; in fact, we’ll match any competitor’s rate. There’s nothing to lose, so explore your options today.