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Drunk Driver Causing Truck Accident: Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses How Impact May Develop Seizures (Part A)

While any crash can be traumatic, it is usually much worse when it involves a drunk driver. A truck accident in Georgia involving an impaired driver may even be deadly. You should learn what your rights are and how you can best protect your claim by consulting with a Georgia personal injury attorney.


When a Traumatic Brain Injury Leads to Seizures

In addition to other damage, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While there are various complications that can arise from a TBI, one of the most common is seizures.


A seizure occurs when nerve cells are fired suddenly and quickly. You may experience this immediately after your accident or within the first 24 hours of being injured. These are referred to as early onset seizures.


Late seizures can occur days, weeks or even a year after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. When they continue to happen, this is known as a seizure disorder. It is more likely to be an ongoing problem if the individual experienced seizures early on after an accident.


Types of Seizures

There are different types of seizures that can be experienced. For instance, instead of the whole brain being impacted, a partial seizure affects a particular area. There may or may not be shaking and the individual may or may not lose consciousness.


The affects of this type of seizure will depend on the exact location of the brain it is occurring in and may include the following symptoms: 
  • uncontrollable crying/outbursts;
  • sense of smell or taste is altered;
  • twitching in the arms, hands, leg or face;
  • numbness or tingling; and
  • dizziness. 

There may be other symptoms experienced that indicate an individual has suffered a partial seizure. Getting a proper diagnosis is important so that the right medical treatment can be given.


When a drunk driver has been involved in your truck accident in Georgia, call a personal injury attorney to see if you are eligible to file a claim. Considering this is a form of negligence, you may have a high chance of seeking compensation for the damages and injuries you have endured.


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Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia