The NFL concussion settlement that was announced on August 29, 2013, is a reminder of the complications that concussions can lead to. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s, CTE, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s Disease have all been tied to concussions.
This is why, in all automobile accidents where a driver or passenger’s head hits anything inside the car, or even snaps back quickly in a whiplash-like effect, the injured party should always consult a doctor since a concussion may have occurred. If you are not at fault in an accident and suffer a concussion, this will be an element in your claim for damages against the liable driver.
Please remember that head injuries often do not show symptoms immediately, and even a minor concussion can be part of a series of instances that lead to severe neurological diseases later in life.