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Georgia Truck Accident: Early Seizures vs. Late Seizures Resulting from Impact


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5/8/2012
Shane Smith
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Head trauma from an accident is not uncommon. The repercussions of this type of injury can vary and potentially be life-altering, such as seizures. When you have been seriously injured in a drunk driver car accident, you may be wondering if you have legal options available. The best way to learn about your rights is to consult with a personal injury attorney in Georgia. 


Early Seizures


Early seizures may happen immediately after an accident but generally within a week of it. Although it doesn’t always happen, early seizures can lead to epilepsy later on in life. Most of the time treatment for an early seizure isn’t required. However if another episode were to occur, it may be necessary to take an anti-seizure medication.


Late Seizures


Late seizures generally don’t happen until at least a week after being injured. Most of the time, a late seizure turns into a diagnosis of epilepsy. This will likely require treatment.

Treatment may consist of anti-seizure medication but extreme cases may necessitate surgery. However, another type of seizure that can also be experienced is called posttraumatic seizure. These may not happen until several years after an accident.


When head trauma leads to seizures after a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. This can address not only your medical expenses but pain and suffering and more.


Seeking Legal Help from a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney

The law offices of Shane Smith believe you should know your rights when you have been injured by a negligent driver in a truck accident, which is why they make available to you these helpful books: 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. Don’t hesitate to contact our office when you or someone you love has sustained serious injuries caused by the negligence of another. Contact our offices at 1-770-HURT-999 (1-770-487-8999). 


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