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Steps a Traumatic Brain Injury Victim should Take

Traumatic brain injuries are often catastrophic for victims and can occur in a number of situations, such as motor vehicle accidents, sports accidents, workplace accidents, slip and falls, and more. Victims of traumatic brain injuries often suffer significant losses, such as medical bills and lost income. If a traumatic brain injury was caused by the negligence of another party, that party should have to compensate victims for any related losses. An experienced Peachtree City brain injury attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve from responsible parties.

What to do after a brain injury

In order to increase your chances of recovery, there are certain steps brain injury victims or their families should take following an accident.

  • Seek medical attention—if you require emergency medical attention, never forego treatment to try to remain at the scene of the accident for other purposes. If you do not require emergency care, you should always see a doctor as soon as possible for a full examination so your brain injury is included in your medical records and to ensure you receive the treatment needed for a full recovery.

  • Collect information—if you are able to remain at the scene, you should always gather as much information as possible related to the accident. Make sure to get contact information from everyone involved in the accident and any witnesses. Take pictures with your phone of the scene of the accident. For example, if you slipped and fell, take photos of any debris or water that was in the walkway that caused you to slip. If you were in a car accident, take photos of both cars, any skid marks, road conditions, etc.

  • Contact a lawyer—If you believe your brain injury was the result of a negligent act, you always want to contact an attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you communicate with insurance companies or file a legal claim if necessary.

Contact a Fayette County brain injury attorney for a free consultation

The experienced brain injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith understand how challenging recovering from catastrophic injuries may be. We work to help identify if another party was negligent and help you receive proper compensation so you can move on with your life. Please do not hesitate to contact our office today at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia