Post Concussion Syndrome Settlement Value

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Terry Crouppen who has more than 40 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney. Our last modified date shows when this page was last reviewed.

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Key Takeaways:
  • The average post concussion syndrome settlement value at our law firm is $32,795.62.
  • Settlement values for post concussion syndrome can range from a few thousand dollars to multiple millions.
  • The best way to increase your compensation for post concussion syndrome is to work with an experienced brain injury attorney.

A brain injury can turn your life upside down in an instant. If you or a loved one have experienced post concussion syndrome after an accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Your post concussion syndrome settlement value will depend on various factors, including the severity of your symptoms, the at-fault party’s degree of negligence, and any applicable insurance limits.

When you turn to our full-service personal injury law firm for legal representation, you can trust that our award-winning team of attorneys will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. We have a proven track record of success securing high-value settlements and verdicts for clients throughout Missouri, including those dealing with post concussion syndrome. 

What Is the Average Post Concussion Settlement?

Based on our case results between 2020 and 2023, the average post concussion syndrome settlement value is $32,795.62. However, this number does not reflect the full range of possible settlement amounts. Case settlements for post concussion syndrome range from thousands of dollars to multiple millions. This broad range is largely due to the different ways that post concussion syndrome can affect each individual.

Your case’s settlement value will depend on the factors specific to your unique situation, so it’s best not to rely on average figures to determine your potential compensation. Our attorneys can evaluate your case’s strengths and weaknesses to give you a more accurate estimate of what you may receive.

Post Concussion Syndrome Symptoms

Post-concussion syndrome occurs when the symptoms of a concussion persist beyond the typical recovery period. Most people with post concussion syndrome eventually make a complete recovery, but it can have permanent effects in rare cases.

The symptoms of post concussion syndrome are usually the same as those of a concussion, but they last longer. These symptoms can include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue or trouble sleeping
  • Nausea
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Night vision problems
  • Problems with horizontal or vertical eye tracking
  • Difficulty seeing up close
  • Memory problems
  • Brain fog
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood changes, such as irritability, depression, or anxiety
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm

How Do You Diagnose Post Concussion Syndrome?

Diagnosing post concussion syndrome can be tricky. There is no single test. Symptoms can also overlap with those of other conditions. Your doctor may perform brain imaging, such as a computerized tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to rule out other causes of your symptoms.

Often, prior concussion symptoms that haven’t gone away since the initial injury will lead to a post concussion syndrome diagnosis. However, doctors may use different thresholds for the amount of time that a person needs to have symptoms to consider post concussion syndrome. Three to six months is a common range, but some doctors may diagnose it sooner or later.

Settlements and Verdicts for Concussions

Looking at real case examples can help you better understand the potential outcomes of post concussion syndrome settlements. To illustrate the wide range of possible outcomes, consider the following outcomes in brain injury lawsuits our firm has handled: 

$2.9 Million Traumatic Brain Injury Settlement

Our team achieved a $2.9 million settlement for a 55-year-old boiler maintenance worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a fall during routine operations in Texarkana. The settlement provided much-needed financial security to him and his wife and allowed him to continue to receive therapy for his injuries.

$100,000 Car Accident Settlement

We secured a $100,000 settlement for a client who suffered a severe concussion in a car accident near Kansas City. Her symptoms persisted for over two years, which forced her to drop out of beauty school and affected her ability to continue working. 

The settlement included $50,000 from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy and $50,000 from her personal underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. Her UIM carrier initially undervalued her claim by arguing that pre-existing migraines were the cause of her concussion symptoms, but our attorneys fought back with strong medical evidence.

How to Increase Compensation for Your Concussion

Insurance companies are quick to undervalue or deny concussion injury claims. They may offer you a settlement, but it may not be enough to cover the full extent of your damages. While it may be tempting to accept this offer, patience and determination can lead to a larger post concussion syndrome settlement value.

As soon as possible after your accident, seek medical attention and follow all treatment plans. Document your symptoms, appointments, and any missed work or activities due to the concussion. Keep track of all related expenses, including medical bills and lost wages.

It’s also important to consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling concussion cases. If the insurance company attempts to contact you, refer them to your attorney. They will handle all communication with the insurer on your behalf to prevent you from saying anything that could harm your case.

Do not accept any settlement offers without consulting with your attorney first. They will review the offer and negotiate on your behalf for a fairer amount. Your attorney can also advise you on whether it may be more beneficial to file a lawsuit instead of accepting a settlement.

Contact Brown & Crouppen About Your Concussion

Persistent concussion symptoms can significantly impact your quality of life and ability to work. Don’t let insurance companies try to downplay the severity of your concussion and limit your compensation. Brown & Crouppen is here to make sure you know your rights, level the playing field, and fight for the post concussion syndrome settlement value you deserve.

Our personal injury attorneys have recovered over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients in St. Louis, Kansas City, and beyond. We’re ready to put this experience to work for you. Call (800) 536-4357 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case evaluation. 

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