Many sports are very enjoyable and can even make for profitable careers. Unfortunately, however, a great many sports also carry with them a big risk of injury, especially concussions. Fortunately, there are laws in place that help to protect people when they are harmed and suffer a concussion as the result of being involved in a sport. People who have sustained a sports concussion are strongly encouraged to seek help and advice from a personal injury attorney and an expert witness as soon after their injuries as possible.
Making Sure It’s Actually a Concussion
First things first, before one even thinks about taking legal action, it is important to ensure that the injury sustained is actually a concussion. After all, many injuries can be sustained during sports. To ensure that a concussion actually has been sustained, it is important to get the help and the documented diagnosis of a medical expert immediately after the injury; having this on file will definitely help your case should you choose to file one, so it’s a smart action to take no matter what.
It is also important to document any injuries or damages that may be incurred as a result of the concussion, such as brain damage, general pain and suffering, psychological effects, medical bills, and more.
The Importance of Expert Witness Testimony
As mentioned above, getting an expert witness testimony about what injuries were sustained to the head as soon after the injury as possible is imperative. This information will be used to verify that a concussion did indeed occur.
Furthermore, after the person has had some time to rest and heal, it is important to seek expert witness testimony again to detail what exactly happened to the person as a result of the concussion and how far-reaching these effects might potentially be.
Having these verifiable testimonies on file will help to increase the likelihood that you will be able to seek justice and compensation in the event that you go to court.