Brain injuries are a serious public health concern and can range in severity from mild concussions to serious head trauma that may require surgery. People who sustain TBIs that were caused by another person’s actions or negligence may be able to recover by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Damages available in a personal injury action may include damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or loss of enjoyment of life. To determine whether you have a claim, you should have the circumstances of your accident reviewed by an experienced personal injury attorney. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people who have sustained a TBI recover from the responsible parties.
People sustain TBIs when a bump or blow to the head causes a disruption in normal brain function. In addition, people can sustain a TBI when the head is violently jerked around even if the head does not contact a foreign object. The types of accidents that can cause TBIs are countless, but the two most common causes of TBIs are falls and motor vehicle accidents. The effects of a TBI largely depend on the severity of the injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a brain injury can cause a wide range of short or long term changes that can affect a person in the following areas:
- Thinking – a TBI can affect cognitive issues such as memory and reasoning
- Sensation – a TBI may cause changes in a person’s sensory perception
- Language – a person who sustains a TBI may experience changes in their ability to communicate with others
- Emotion – people who sustain a TBI may experience emotional changes
Because TBIs can affect such a wide range of behaviors, it is important to undergo a full medical evaluation as soon as a TBI is suspected.
Contact a Corinth personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI for which someone else is at fault, you may be entitled to significant compensation. If you are not sure whether you have a claim, you should contact an experienced Corinth personal injury lawyer for a free case evaluation. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are available to meet with potential clients at no charge and with no obligation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.