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When an Atlanta Accident Results in a Brain Injury (Part A)

Your brain is the control center of your body and can be very sensitive to even minor injuries. From mild concussions to severe head trauma, brain injury can occur from any manner of serious accidents, leaving you and your family to deal with the results. 

Residents of Atlanta in an accident that results in a serious brain injury may need the help of a personal injury attorney to seek the compensation they are entitled.

Identifying a Serious Brain Injury

A serious brain injury is often known as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This occurs when a victim sustains a severe impact or jarring of the head. Your brain is very sensitive matter and when it strikes the inside of your skull it can cause many complications.

Symptoms of a brain injury can range from:  
  • cognitive impairment;
  • difficulty speaking;
  • loss of muscle control;
  • paralysis;
  • seizures; to
  • coma.  

One of the first steps to take after an accident is to seek medical treatment, especially if you experience any of these symptoms. In any accident where your head is either struck or jarred about you should be evaluated for injuries. In many cases the symptoms of a brain injury do not manifest for several days or even weeks after the initial injury. 

Delays in treatment can create more serious medical problems down the line and also complicate your opportunity to file a personal injury claim.

Types of Accidents that May Result in a Serious Brain Injury

To file a claim for a brain injury you must first show that you or your loved one suffered the injury in an accident because of the negligence of another. 

Nearly any type of accident can result in a brain injury, but the most common include: 
  • car accidents;
  • truck accidents;
  • pedestrian accidents;
  • motorcycle accidents;
  • slip and falls; and
  • workplace accidents. 

These accidents are typically caused by another negligent party such as a distracted driver or a careless business owner, but there are also cases where a product manufacturer may also be liable for your injuries. 

To learn more about how liability plays a role in seeking compensation for a brain injury in Atlanta, our accident attorneys can help – 770-487-8999.

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Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia