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CDC: Preventing Concussions

Concussions are a common form of traumatic brain injury (TBIs), and if not treated property, may result in long term complications that can negatively impact a person’s life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are at least 1.7 million TBIs that occur either as an isolated injury or with other injuries. TBIs and concussions can occur after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head and disrupt the normal function of the brain. People who sustain a TBI due to someone else’s negligence may be eligible to recover for their injuries through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. In order to determine if you have a legal claim, you should have the circumstances of your injury reviewed by an experienced personal injury attorney. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are available to discuss your case with you at no charge and with no obligation to you.

The types of accidents that can lead to Concussions include falls, car accidents, sports accidents, or any other activity which poses a risk of head trauma.  Fortunately, there are concrete steps that a person can take to minimize the risk of sustaining a TBI or concussion. According to the CDC, the best ways to prevent a concussion include:

  • Always wear a seat belt when you are in a motor vehicle
  • Use appropriate child safety seats or booster seats when children ride in cars
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Use appropriate safety equipment (such as helmets) when participating in sports
  • Take appropriate steps to make living areas safer for seniors. For example, make sure that there are nonslip surfaces in areas like the bathroom and kitchen, and make sure that living areas are free from obvious tripping hazards.
  • Make living areas safer for children by installing window guards and safety gates around stairwells.
  • Inspect all play areas for obvious safety hazards, and make sure that all playgrounds have surfaces that utilize shock-absorbing materials such as much or sand.

Contact a Newnan personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have sustained a concussion that you believe may have been the result of another person’s negligence, you should consult with an experienced Newnan personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Because claims involving personal injury are subject to a statute of limitations, it is important to file a claim as soon as you realize that you have sustained in injury. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Newnan personal injury attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia