John R. Fuller P.C.

1736 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

(303) 597-4500

Concussions in Children

Denver and Aurora Child Injury Attorney

If your child plays sports or has an active lifestyle, it is important to familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of a concussion. It is estimated that 3.8 million Americans experience a concussion every year and the vast majority of them never lose consciousness. If your child sustained a serious concussion, would you know what to look for? Watching your son make the game winning tackle or being there to witness your daughter’s incredible double back somersault can be a wonderful thing to experience. As a parent, we take pride in the accomplishments of our children. But when a child sustains a bump or blow to the head during a game or during practice, he/she may be at an increased risk for a concussion. Even worse, many children are unaware of their serious condition and continue to put themselves at risk by staying in the game. If you or their coach does not recognize the signs and symptoms of their concussions soon enough, serious brain damage and injury can occur. After your child has sustained any bump or blow to the head, seek medical attention immediately if you notice any of these concussions signs or symptoms:
  • Slow to answer questions
  • Disoriented, unsure of where they are
  • Confused about assignments or game plays
  • Appears dazed and confused
  • Clumsy walk or gait
  • Loss of consciousness—even for a second
  • Short term memory loss
  • Headaches or head pressure
  • Vision problems
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Coordination and balance issues
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
These are the hallmark signs of a concussion and it is absolutely crucial to seek medical attention immediately and halt all physical activity. Children who are encouraged to play too soon or “get back in the game” too early are at a significantly higher risk for having a second concussion and incurring permanent brain damage. Colorado Car Accident Law Firm

Your Denver Injury Case is our Cause

We personally work with you throughout the duration of your case in pursuit of the compensation you need and deserve. Damages in personal injury cases include economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. In many cases, we have successfully obtained economic damages for the tangible money lost due to an accident including medical bills of all types, co-pays, deductibles, mileage, lost wages, loss of earnings and the reduced value of your car or other property. We also have been successful in obtaining non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, loss of quality of life and loss of consortium. Finally, in some cases we are able to obtain punitive damages that punish the defendant – often a company – for the behavior that caused the injury or damage. Our cases include:
  • Auto Accidents, commercial truck accidents and any motor vehicle accident
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip and Falls on public and private property
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Lien Treatment for hospital expenses, insurance bad faith, and other issues that arise in accident cases
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice, legal malpractice and any professional conduct that causes harm

Contact a Colorado Injury Lawyer

Contact John R. Fuller by phone, fax or e-mail today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn how we can get you the fair treatment you deserve. Our firm is available 24/7 to discuss the details of your case. Bookmark and Share