According to a report by BrainandSpinalCord.org, 50,000 people in Georgia sustain brain injuries every year and 1.5 million will sustain such an injury nationwide. Many traits a person had can be altered or changed as a result of a traumatic brain injury. Personality, memories, patience and temperament can be impaired or change entirely, effectively creating a new person.
An experienced Clayton County brain injury lawyer at the Law Office of Shane Smith can pursue a Georgia personal injury claim.
Mayo Clinic identifies signs and symptoms
The Mayo Clinic recommends an immediate emergency medical evaluation if a victim shows any of the following symptoms after a head injury:
- Severe bleeding from the head or face;
- Bleeding or leaking fluid from the nose or ears;
- Severe headaches;
- Reduction in the level of consciousness for even a few seconds;
- Difficulty breathing or breathing stoppage;
- Coordination problems or difficulty using arms or legs;
- Slurred speech;
- Dilated or unequal pupils.
Changes caused by traumatic brain injuries can destroy a victim's relationships, work performance, ability to earn an income, independence and general quality of life. Physically, the victim may appear unchanged. However, impatience from family members and business associates may only add to the victim's frustrations. Psychological effects could include anxiety, physical aggressiveness or increased agitation and depression or suicidal thoughts.
The Law Offices of Shane Smith will aggressively pursue a brain injury case to get fair compensation for the victim. Call Clayton County brain injury lawyer Shane Smith at 888-927-6955 to help you get the most compensation possible.