Many teenagers, especially those who play contact sports, are at a higher risk for brain injuries. Most commonly, teens receive these injuries while playing football, but they can happen in almost any situation. Although many concussions are considered mild forms of brain injuries, they can still lead to significant shifts in daily living and functioning in the short and long term. Many symptoms include light sensitivity, trouble focusing, mood swings, insomnia, and difficulty with balancing. Secondary and even more deadly symptoms can occur if teens return to the sport too soon. If they are hit a second time, their brains could swell quickly, which can be fatal.
Attorney Doug Stoehr knows how difficult it can be when you or a family member has suffered a debilitating spinal cord or brain injury. His legal practice is focused solely on personal injury, including cases where severe spinal cord, brain, and other serious injuries have occurred. He has successfully handled cases for clients involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and falls; most recently, one of his cases involving severe brain injury settled for over $1.2 million dollars. For more information, please contact our office at 814-515-9074 to set up a free consultation
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