PI Attorney Shane Smith Explains That “Mild” Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Just As Life-Altering As Any Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injury attorney Shane Smith needs to explain why “mild” traumatic brain injuries should not be taken lightly. If you have been involved in any type of injury or a Gwinnett County personal injury accident and have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the hands of a negligent or reckless third party, it can be just a life-altering as a more severe traumatic brain injury.
No matter what type of Norcross accident you may have been involved in, an auto accident, a victim of a criminal assault, a work-place injury, sustaining an injury at a business or home, seeking emergency medical treatment is priority number one! If your head has experienced any level of trauma, it is necessary to have it examined by medical professionals to make sure it is attended to as soon as possible. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is necessary to get treatment for it, even if the responsible parties claim it is a “mild” traumatic brain injury from your Georgia personal injury accident.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, a “mild” brain injury can be mean many different things. When the negligent or reckless party or their insurance adjustor or legal counsel may dismiss your “mild” traumatic brain injury as something mild and you can “walk if off” or you just need to “get some rest,” the Brain Injury Association of America defines “mild” as how severe the trauma was that caused your Gwinnett County traumatic brain injury. However, this “mild” connotation does not speak to how sever the damage and lasting effects of the “mild” traumatic brain injury really is.
When a “mild” traumatic brain injury is diagnosed medically, there are many types of tests required to determine if there is indeed a traumatic brain injury. Costly and time-consuming medical diagnoses include imaging technologies such as:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs) Scans
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans
Other types of tests to determine a traumatic brain injury include oral, written and listening types of tests that determine if a wide variety of senses have been reduced or rendered unable to use:
- Attention span
- New learning
- Many more
In order to know if you or a loved one has in fact suffered a traumatic brain injury, these expensive medical tests must be run. These all cost money and may be considered damages if your circumstances permit you to file a Gwinnett County personal injury claim. By consulting the Law Offices of Shane Smith and speaking with a Georgia brain injury attorney will enable you to determine what damages you are entitled to. During your free initial consultation, you will also be able to see if your case and medical conditions necessitates additional medical treatment. If future medical treatment is necessary, it must be determined before filing a personal injury lawsuit because if it is determined after a case is settled, future medical costs may not be recoverable.
When the brain experiences trauma, through a Norcross auto accident or similar Gwinnett county person injury accident, it is violently shaken causing the brain to unnaturally move. The sudden and damaging movements tears and damages countless brain cells. The resulting damage, often permanent, enables cause many physical and emotional changes.
Emergency Medical treatment is the only way to determine what damage has occurred and how to stabilize and minimize any further damage from occurring.
Some of these changes include:
- Persistent and worsening headaches
- Memory and intellectual disabilities
When you or your loved one experience these symptoms and they interfere with an ability to hold a job, enjoy life or require additional medical care (short or long-term), you may have material damages and may be entitled to recover based on a Georgia personal injury claim. Since every type of Gwinnett County personal injury claim is unique, calling the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 will enable you to have your circumstances evaluated through a free legal consultation. You will learn about all of your rights and see what you may be entitled to under the law.