Post-concussion syndrome, a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by an impact to the head, may not be identified without expert medical attention following an accident. A Clayton County brain injury lawyer at the Law Office of Shane Smith can pursue a Georgia personal injury claim.
Most TBI claims are concussion-related; such injuries can range from mild to severe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.4 million people sustain a concussion each year. Over 5 million people need lifelong or long-term help with daily activities due to TBI.
Accident victims may suffer from TBI and other brain damage after an accident involving a head injury. The Law Offices of Shane Smith handles accident lawsuits for victims suffering from TBI, including:
- Skull fracture
- Cognitive problems, including memory and speech loss
The most common cause of TBI is a slip or fall, especially in the elderly or children. TBI causes include:
- Slip and fall (28 percent)
- Auto accidents (20 percent)
- Collision with a moving or stationary object (19 percent)
- Assault, often with a firearm (11 percent)
- Boating accidents
- Athletic injuries
- Products liability
- Exposures to blasts (particularly among those in the military)
- Catastrophic injury
It is not uncommon for TBI victims to decline treatment because they do not immediately see symptoms. TBI is also difficult to diagnose because of the delayed symptoms. Frequently, insurance companies claim a delayed diagnosis is dishonest or the injuries are unrelated to the incident.
The Law Offices of Shane Smith will aggressively pursue a brain injury case to get the victim fair compensation. Call Clayton County brain injury lawyer Shane Smith for a free consultation.